More than 6,270 Connecticut veterans have applied to participate in the state’s veterans’ ID program, according to the New Haven Register. The program allows veterans to place an American Flag symbol on their state-issued driver’s license or identity card to indicate their veteran’s status. The symbol is intended to help businesses and service providers verify a veteran’s status for certain discounts, programs, and services.
The symbol is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but veterans must first apply to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to have their veterans’ status verified. For information on how to apply for the veterans’ ID, see DMV’s website.