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Veterans can be recognized on Oklahoma driver's licenses

A new program allows military veterans to get an icon on their Oklahoma driver's licenses denoting their service. Officials hope the move will encourage businesses to offer discounts to veterans now that there is a way to identify them.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: November 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm •  Published: November 1, 2012
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The Legislature approved the idea earlier this year, and two tag agencies in Edmond started making the new licenses Thursday. The new licenses have an icon above the driver's photo with a waving American flag above the word “veteran.”

Officials said new equipment is required for the licenses and will be installed at other tag agencies across the state beginning late next month. All tag agencies should be able to make licenses with the veteran icon by February or March.

How to get it

Those wanting the icon added to their license will need to take their military discharge paperwork to their local tag agency. The icon is available to anyone actively serving or honorably discharged from any branch of the military.

“We are very excited to get to offer this now, and hopefully our veterans will get the word out that it's available,” Thompson said.