The license plate will be issued in conjunction with the dedication of a Women Veterans Monument Nov. 3 at noon on the southwest corner of Legislative Hall in Dover.
Delaware’s women veterans who served during any conflict will be recognized with a special license plate that acknowledges their service.
Gov. John Carney was surrounded by women veterans as he signed the law authorizing the creation of the special plate July 17 in Dover.
The license plate will feature a woman in uniform with a red poppy behind her.
WOMEN VETERANS MONUMENT CEREMONY NOV. 3
The license plate will be issued in conjunction with the dedication of a Women Veterans Monument Nov. 3 at noon on the southwest corner of Legislative Hall in Dover. A special commemorative lapel pin will also be provided to women veterans. The dedication will be preceded by a parade at 10 a.m.
Women veterans who wish to sign up for one of the new plates at that event are asked to bring with them documentation of their military service with a DD Form 214, a military ID, or similar document.
The Delaware Women’s Veterans Monument committee has been meeting since January to gather information that will recognize Delaware women veterans and the roles they played in all branches and periods of service.
More than 700,000 American women served our country during World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. That includes 40,000 who served during Desert Storm.
The General Assembly and the Department of State are the lead agencies on the monument. The Heritage Commission has been working with the Delaware Public Archives and the Commission of Veterans Affairs in soliciting information and photographs for the project.