New Plates Let Motorcyclists Show Pride In, Support Of Veterans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania motorcyclists can now show their support for veterans by purchasing newly authorized “Honoring Our Veterans” special fund registration plates for motorcycles.

The plate, authorized by Act 17 of 2015, features the standard registration plate design in blue, white and yellow with an image of the American Flag and a Bald Eagle with the words “Honoring Our Veterans” at the bottom of the plate.

“By adding these new motorcycle plates to our extensive registration-plate options, we now give motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to support Pennsylvania’s veterans and donate to a worthy cause,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “You don’t need to be a veteran to get one of these plates.”

The plate is available at a cost of $35. Fifteen dollars from the sale of each license plate goes to the Veterans’ Trust Fund administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The fund supports and assists Pennsylvania veterans and their families through grants to veterans service organizations and other charitable organizations.

“The Honoring Our Veterans license plate for passenger cars and light trucks has been around since 2012, but it is only now that patriotic-minded motorcyclists have the opportunity to pay tribute to veterans as well,” said Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck, deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “The money that we receive from each plate allows us to fund improved assistance and support for Pennsylvania’s nearly one million veterans and their families.”

Motorcycle owners can apply for a plate by completing and submitting Form MV-914, “Application for Honoring Our Veterans Special Fund Registration Plate,” found on the PennDOT website at by choosing “Registration Plates” in the “Vehicle Services” section, and then clicking on the “Special Fund” tab.

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