Veterans ID Cards To Be Issued Saturday

LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus-Allegany counties Joint Veterans Council announces that the ”VIP – Veterans I.D. Program” will issue identification cards from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the Little Valley VFW Post, 5460 Route 353, Little Valley.

This program is set up to produce picture I.D. cards for veterans. Any honorably discharged veteran from Cattaraugus or Allegany counties can bring their DD-214 discharge to the campus that day to be recorded with the county clerk, if not already recorded. The veteran will be able to walk away with their picture I.D. card. No card will be issued without a copy of a DD-214 (World War II veterans – WD AGO form 53-55).

The other segment of this program will be discounts for veterans. The council has informational packets for area businesses in the hope that they will offer incentives for veterans to patronize their businesses. The veteran will benefit from the discounts, and the business will benefit from added patronage as well as inclusion in a published listing of ”veteran-friendly businesses.”

Business packets are available by contacting Judy Zayac at the Cattaraugus County Veterans Service Agency, 701-3298; Jane Meissner at 669-2466; or Terry Stone at 945-4486. Questions can also be directed to these numbers.