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License Plate Purchases Benefit Veterans

County Executive Office - Press Release

March 20, 2001

Community Services Agency

Contact: Richard Crowe

License Plate Purchases Benefit Veterans

(SANTA ANA) -- Sales proceeds from California license plates honoring the armed forces or veterans service organizations flow directly to veterans' services statewide, said Ron Melendez, the County's Veterans Service Officer.

"These special license plates may be ordered with the armed force or veterans service organization logo/emblem of your choice," said Melendez. "More than 100 insignias are available, and your logo will be prominently displayed to the left of a six-number/letter combination."

Standard plates are $30 per year; personalized ("vanity") plates cost an addition, one-time fee of $10.

The entire selection of available logos and emblems is available online at the web site of the California Association of Veterans Service Officers, Inc. Information may also be found at the web sit of the Orange County Veterans Services Office. The web address is Click on 'state benefits' for veterans license plate information.

Special license plates are also available that honor the following veterans: service-connected disabled veterans; Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipients; recipients of other significant decorations; former Prisoners of War; and Pearl Harbor survivors.

The County Veterans Services Office is located at 1300 South Grand Avenue in Santa Ana. The phone number is 714.567.7450.