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Jacobs Brings “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach to West Seneca

Friday, March 21, 2014

County Clerk Program Affords Discounts to Area Veterans

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program at American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the Erie County Clerk’s Office. More than 100 area veterans turned out to sign up for the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card which can then be used by veterans at over 650 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 our veterans and to also encourage them to record their discharge paperwork with the County Clerk’s Office,” 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.

Pictured is Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs thanking Veteran and Legionnaire Jerry Johnson for his service during the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event at American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca.