While many veterans elect to put a "veteran" license plate on their vehicle, their service is only recognized while they're in their car. For veterans in Texas, their service to America can be recognized any time they pull out their license. Typically, vets must carry around their military documents in order to claim their time in the military. In Texas, once this information is entered in the computer, it can be looked up anytime the vet's license is presented.
"There’s so many different companies out there that honor our veterans for their service, but in order to prove their service they have to show their DD214 discharge papers,” said one Texas lawmaker. "It's like me carrying around my birth certificate, and that's just something you don't want to do. You don't want to damage or lose it.”
Do other states have this in place? Do you wish they did?