Mississippi Issues First Veterans Driver's License

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi has issued its first driver's license designed for military veterans.

Officials say Mississippi is one of 16 states offering a "veteran" designation on driver's licenses and other state-issued documents.

"Many businesses provide benefits to veterans, and adding this designation to veterans’ driver’s licenses will ensure that these men and women are recognized for their service to our state and nation," said Gov. Phil Bryant.

There are approximately 200,000 veterans who call Mississippi home.

Certification from the Mississippi Veteran's Affairs Board must be presented before the new veteran's license can be obtained.

Veterans who wish to obtain the credential in advance of the normal renewal period must pay the associated replacement fees to get the document.

Any subsequent documents an enrolled veteran receives from the Department of Public Safety will have the "veteran" designation.

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