Secretary of State Jesse White unveils new women veteran license plate

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and representatives of various veterans’ organizations unveiled the new women’s veteran specialty license plate today.

The red, white and blue plate was on display during a press conference at the James R. Thompson Center. Members from the Secretary of State Veterans Advisory Council, American Legion, and National Women Veterans United were on hand for the unveiling.

“With Veteran’s Day approaching, we are reminded of the great sacrifice women and men in uniform have given for our freedom,” said White. “The women’s veteran license plate will honor women veterans past and present in the state of Illinois and across the country.”

To be eligible one must be a woman who is currently serving or has served in any branch of the military. A copy of an active duty military identification or discharge papers must be accompanied with the license plate application.

The women’s veteran license plate initiative was sponsored in the General Assembly by Representative John D’Amico (D-Chicago) and Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Westchester). Supporting organizations include AMVETS, Disabled Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Female veterans can order random number, personalized or vanity license plates by visiting Appropriate documentation must be provided upon application. There are currently 28 veteran license plates available in Illinois.