Virginia Veterans ID Card
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today launched the new Virginia Veterans ID Card available from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in partnership with the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) during an afternoon event at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. The card will help thousands of Virginia veterans identify themselves as veterans and obtain retail and restaurant discounts around the state. The DMV 2 Go mobile office was present to process veterans' applications for the cards onsite this afternoon. Governor McDonnell, a U.S. Army veteran who served for a total of 21 years in active duty and reserve roles, visited the mobile office at today's event and was one of the first to apply for the new ID card.
Paul Galanti, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, added, "Retailers and restaurants across the state offer discounts and other special promotions to veterans and military, especially around Memorial Day and Veterans Day. This is a winning situation for both veterans and retailers."
DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb stated, "We are proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Services to further Governor McDonnell's vision for more veteran-friendly programs in the Commonwealth. Most Virginians interact with DMV, whether through our website or by visiting a customer service center. And when they do, we hope Virginia's veterans take advantage of this convenient unique service for them."