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Veterans Identification Card Available

posted Jun 2, 2015, 1:00 PM by Kristin Snell

From the Friday Memo for Nevada County, found at

Because many veterans do not have a convenient way of showing proof they are veterans, the Nevada County Veterans Services Office has been authorized by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to begin issuing Veteran Photo Identification cards for those who are U.S. military veterans.

The Veteran Identification Card can be useful to verify a veteran’s status for participating stores, restaurants, and businesses statewide offering discounts or promotions to veterans. Currently most veterans must provide to the business a copy of their official discharge document to prove their veteran status. The new wallet size ID card will be easier to carry than a one or two page discharge document.

Veterans will be able to acquire ID cards beginning on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building located at 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley.

Veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions will need to first report to the Nevada County Veterans Services Office (located in the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building) to verify your veteran status. Please bring a copy of your DD214/Military Discharge and another form of photo legal identification such as a driver’s license. Once you are verified as eligible to receive an ID Card, you will be directed to the American Legion Post #130 located in the same building to have your photo taken and issued your ID card.

Future dates for issuing ID cards will be posted on the County of Nevada Veterans Services Office Facebook and Webpage. Veterans may also contact the Veterans Services Office directly.