New Ohio plate honors female veterans

CREDIT: Ohio BMV, Twitter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced is now offering a specialty license plate dedicated to female veterans.

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the plate will be available for purchase to any woman currently serving or retired who has served in any branches of the military: Marine; Navy; Army; Air Force; and Coast Guard.

CREDIT: Ohio BMV, Twitter
CREDIT: Ohio BMV, Twitter

“We are proud of these brave women who have served our country, and are pleased that Ohioans can now honor them by displaying the new special plate on their vehicle,” said Ohio BMV Registrar Don Petit.

On Friday, the plate was officially unveiled during a special ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse. During the event, five women veterans were honored with special, commemorative license plates.

CREDIT: Ohio BMV, Twitter
CREDIT: Ohio BMV, Twitter

“Ohio’s women veterans are groundbreakers,” said Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Chip Tansill. “They have served with distinction in every war and we thank them for their role in preserving and protecting our freedom.”

Women today make up more than 15 percent of America’s military. More than 67,542 women veterans of all eras reside in Ohio.

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