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Jacobs Brings “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach to Hamburg

Monday, June 9, 2014

County Clerk Program Provides Valuable Savings to Area Veterans

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that he will bring the “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program to Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 South Park Avenue, to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the Erie County Clerk’s Office. The event, hosted by the Town of Hamburg Veteran’s Committee, will be held on Thursday, June 19th from 10:30am –1pm.

Veterans can use the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card 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 service and sacrifices made by Erie County veterans through this important program,” stated Jacobs. “Certainly we want to do our part to honor our veterans and to also encourage them to record their discharge paperwork with the County Clerk’s Office,” Jacobs added.

For the veteran, filing discharge papers is free of charge and certified complimentary copies of recorded discharges are made 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 including property tax exemptions and civil service credits.

For complete information on the “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program or to enroll as a participating merchant, please visit www.erie.gov/clerk/thankavet or call (716) 858-6985.