Continuing his strong commitment to our veterans, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation (S.5953) that would allow veterans of the United States Armed Forces to add a veterans status to their current New York State driver’s license or non-drivers ID without charge.
As your State Senator, I have been and will remain a staunch advocate for individuals with special needs and disabilities. I understand the unique challenges a family faces when striving to ensure that their loved one receives the best quality care possible.
It has always been my belief that there is no greater debt of honor owed to anyone than that which every American citizen owes to our veterans. We must support our veterans who have returned home and recognize those who were willing to pay the ultimate price for our freedom. That is why I supported and helped to enact new legislation that will allow veterans of the United States Armed Forces to request a special veterans badge be added to their New York State drivers’ license or non-drivers ID.
Together we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of members of the U.S. armed forces who were once prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA). Today is a day to take time and remember the brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been held captive or never returned home from war.