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Women veteran license plates available Dec. 7

Staff Reports

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the issuance of the Nevada Women Veterans License Plate during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011.

“Our nation is grateful for the service of every veteran, and I’m proud to have this opportunity to acknowledge women veterans in our state in this way,” said Governor Sandoval. “Women have served in vitally important roles and are doing so in increasing numbers every day. I hope as Nevadans we’ll all take time to thank a woman veteran and their families for their service to our state and our nation.”

“Through the sponsorship of Assemblyman Elliot Anderson, and the constant support of Governor Sandoval and his agencies this license plate was brought from an idea to fruition,” said Caleb Cage, Director of Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS). “We are exceedingly proud to have taken part in this wonderful tribute to the women who have volunteered to serve their nation throughout the generations.”

While the announcement came as part of Veterans Day celebrations, the first license plates will be available Dec. 7. Funds for the special plate will continue to support NOVS outreach programs and services for veterans and their families, such as the Mobile Outreach Office, which travels throughout rural Nevada in an effort to bring Veterans Service Officers to rural veterans.

With mission-focused employees, NOVS is responsible for the administration of two State Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, a State Veterans Home, and a State-wide Veterans Service Officer program. NOVS is instrumental in connecting Nevada’s veterans and their families with benefits and assistance from both the State and Federal government. For more information, call (866) 630-8387 or visit http://www.veterans.nv.gov.