Visitors Encouraged to Honour Veterans

first_imgResidents and visitors to the province will have no trouble spotting veterans thanks to new signs at visitor information centres around the province. The signs, on display at all entry points to Nova Scotia and in most visitor information centres, let people know the province honours veterans with their own specially designed licence plate. Nova Scotia is the home of Canada’s first licence plate for veterans. “The veteran licence plate program pays tribute to our veterans who did their duty for their country and returned home to Nova Scotia,” said Cecil Clarke, Minister responsible for the Year of the Veteran in Nova Scotia. “When you see a veteran’s plate, it’s a reminder to all of us to respect those men and women who put their lives at risk in service to their country.” The signs were installed as one part of the province’s commemoration of the Year of the Veteran in Nova Scotia. Anyone who has honourably served with the Armed Forces of Canada, another commonwealth country or wartime ally of Canada, the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while on United Nations service or on a peacekeeping mission, is welcome to request a veteran licence plate. Veteran plates feature the words Nova Scotia and veteran, along with the Canadian flag in place of an image of Bluenose II. More than 7,600 licence plates have been issued to veterans since the program began in November 2002. For more information on Year of the Veteran celebrations in Nova Scotia and for applications for veteran licence plates see the website at .last_img read more