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DMV Offers New License Plate For Veterans In New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Veterans Day is this Friday, and in honor of those who serve, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is releasing an updated veterans' license plate.

The plate features the U.S. flag in the background and the word "Veteran" to the left of the plate number.

The DMV says the veterans plate is available for both passenger and commercial vehicles to U.S. veterans who have vehicles registered in New York State.

"We could not enjoy the privileges of freedom and security without the service of our men and women in uniform," said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala. "We are very proud to offer this redesigned license plate to New York's veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice."

For veterans who have an older version of the plate and wish to upgrade, the cost to do so, including plate manufacture and document fees, is $28.75.

To obtain a veteran plate for the first time will cost, an additional $10 is charged.

Applicants are required to provide a copy of their DD-214 or discharge papers or other proof that he or she is a veteran.

For more information, you can call the Custom Plates Unit in Albany at (518) 402-4838, or click here.

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