N.C. licenses, IDs to carry veteran designation

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — Qualified North Carolina military veterans may now carry the designation of veteran on their driver licenses and identification cards.

With passage of a law by the General Assembly, veterans who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces who present their DD-214 discharge form can apply at a driver license office for the new designation.

State officials said military veterans requested the designation to help them obtain military discounts from retailers and service providers without having to show their military discharge form. Placing the designation on the driver license or identification card will enable the state’s veterans to show their photo ID and their veteran status at the same time.

Veterans can request the designation be added to their license at their next renewal at no additional charge.