Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Compliments to Montco Offices Partnering to Promote Veterans Discount ID Program

Compliments to Montgomery County Sheriff and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean P. Kilkenny and county Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg for partnering to promote the innovative Veterans Photo Discount Card program that allows veterans to get discounts at approximately 500 local businesses.

To draw attention to the program, Kilkenny recently recorded his military discharge with the Recorder of Deeds Office and received his free veterans ID merchant discount card.

“It's great to have Sheriff Kilkenny partner with us to help spread the word about how important it is for veterans to record their discharge paperwork, so that they and their families get the benefits they have earned," said Sorg.

Montco Sheriff Sean Kilkenny/ Photo Courtesy of Sheriff's Office
The special ID cards enable veterans to receive discounts at approximately 500 Montgomery County businesses including financial service providers, food retailers, healthcare service providers, car dealerships, real estate agents, property management services and more.  Local businesses also receive the benefit of free program advertising, and building stronger relationships with local vets.

Veterans can also receive military funeral and other death benefits by recording their discharge.  So far, 8,000 of the estimated 50,000 vets in the county are registered for the discount card program, which began in 2012.

“Words of appreciation for those whom have served our country are always nice,” said Kilkenny.  “But, showing gratitude with action can be much more valuable for the vet and the business owner.”

Veterans who would like to apply for a free discount ID card can stop by the Recorder of Deeds office at One Montgomery Plaza, 3rd floor, Swede and Airy Streets, Norristown.  Applicants only need to bring their DD2-14 discharge papers and a photo ID.  Registration is free and takes approximately 15 minutes.
Montco Officials Jeanne Sorg & Sean Kilkenny/ Submitted Photo

“I'm happy to be able to provide Veterans Discount ID cards, which are good at hundreds of businesses around Montgomery County,” said Sorg.  “These cards are available thanks to donors who wish to serve our veterans.”

I'm sure that veterans throughout the county appreciate the program.

Check out the Recorder of Deeds website for more information about the program. 

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