honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

The New York State Department of Veterans' Services salutes those who have served and sacrificed for America’s freedom.

Programs Honoring Veterans

Veteran Status & Custom License Plates
Veteran Status on Your License

If you are a qualified U.S. military Veteran, who was honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable circumstances, and you have a NYS driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.

Custom New York State License Plates

Veterans and military members have the option of ordering custom plates through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reflecting of their military service or affiliation.