Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 1165 to recognize and honor Florida veterans who honorably served their nation, by adding a veteran designation to their driver license or identification card, for those who live in the Sunshine State.
“The new feature gives veterans an easy way to show proof of their veteran status, which is not always an easy task,” said Carroll. “We hope that retailers and restaurants offering discounts to military veterans will accept the license with the ‘V’ on it as proof.”
At a news conference, hosted by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles at its headquarters in Tallahassee, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said the new feature on the driver license is just one way the state can show appreciation to military veterans.
“The Department is honored to provide this service to our military veterans as a way to show our gratitude for their service to our nation,” Jones added.
To add the “V” to a license or ID card, veterans can visit any Florida driver license office, to include those operated by county tax collectors.
They should plan to: present their DD- 214, which shows their honorable discharge from active duty and pay a onetime $1 fee, in addition to the replacement or renewal fee. For information, visit GatherGoGet.com