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Jacobs “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach in Hamburg Draws Army of Veterans

Thursday, June 19, 2014

County Clerk Program Provides Valuable Savings to Area Veterans Community

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program at Hamburg Town Hall to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the Erie County Clerk’s Office. Close to 200 veterans showed up to sign up for the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card which can be used by veterans at over 750 participating local businesses who have agreed to honor the card with a discount on purchases or services.

“My office continues our effort to recognize the area’s veterans through this important program,” stated County Clerk Jacobs. “Certainly we want to do our part to honor the thousands of veterans in the community and this is our way to thank them for their service to our country,” he added.

For the veteran, filing discharge or separation papers is free of charge and certified copies of recorded discharges are made, free of charge, for veterans or their immediate families whenever needed. Original discharge papers are proof of military service, and can be used to establish eligibility for a variety of benefits. For information on how to participate in the program, visit www.erie.gov/clerk/thankavet.