Weekly Feature



2014-07-10 / Business

Area veterans benefit from Thank-A-Vet program


Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs thanks Army veteran John Ferguson for his service during the clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event held at Elderwood Health Care in Lancaster. Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs thanks Army veteran John Ferguson for his service during the clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event held at Elderwood Health Care in Lancaster. Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program at Elderwood Health Care in Lancaster to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original discharge papers with the Erie County Clerk’s Office.

More than 140 veterans showed up to take advantage of the clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” discount card, which can be used by veterans at more than 750 participating local businesses who have agreed to honor the card with a discount on purchases or services.

“My office continues our effort to recognize the area’s veterans through this important program,” stated Jacobs. “Certainly we want to do our part to honor the thousands of veterans in the community, and this is our way to thank them for their service to our country.”

For the veteran, filing discharge or separation papers is free of charge, and certified copies of recorded discharges are made, free of charge, for veterans or their immediate families whenever needed. Original discharge papers are proof of military service and can be used to establish eligibility for a variety of benefits.

For information on how to participate in the program, visit www.erie.gov/clerk/thankavet.

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