The year 2016 brings another opportunity to recognize military personnel who are currently on active duty or who are Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine or National Guard veterans. Legislative Bill 383 passed by the 2014 Nebraska Legislature authorized the issuance of Military Honor Plates beginning January 2, 2016.
December 7, 2015 was the first day qualified military personnel could order their plates online or at a local County Treasurer office. Establishing eligibility and identifying the branch of service is the first step to obtain a military plate. Veterans are required to apply to the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs at https://www.nebraska.gov/va_registry/index.cgi to be placed on the Veteran's Registry before proceeding to the online specialty plate application for their plates.
"We are pleased to be able to participate in a process which honors our Nebraska veterans," stated Rhonda Lahm, Director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. "Within the first 24 hours of the Military Honor License Plates becoming available online, 206 applications were processed. I think that speaks volumes of the military pride here in Nebraska." By the end of the month over 1,000 applications for Military Honor Plates had been received.
'The design of the Nebraska Military Honor License Plates is the sharpest looking veteran plate I have seen," said Lahm. "Kudos go to Betty Johnson, Department of Motor Vehicles Driver and Vehicle Records Administrator and Pat Stull, Department of Corrections Shop Operator, for their effort in creating the design; they did an outstanding job!"
The availability of the online application process was a joint effort between the Department of Motor Vehicles and Nebraska.gov; our partners for the many online services we have available for the citizens of Nebraska.
Standard numeric plates and special message plates featuring the logos of each military branch can be found at http://www.clickdmv.ne.gov under Vehicle Services. Funds acquired by the sale of the Military Honor License Plates are earmarked for operation and maintenance of the Veteran Cemeteries located in Nebraska.