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New veterans license plate created

Thursday, May 21, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new specialty license plate honoring all Hoosier veterans who are missing in action or listed as prisoners of war was unveiled Thursday by Andy Miller, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Miller unveiled the plate at the departure event for the Rolling Thunder's annual ride to the Vietnam War Memorial on Memorial Day weekend.

Held at Harley Davidson on Indianapolis' north side, the event featured Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, State Sen. Tom Wyss and Director of the Indiana Office of Veterans' Affairs Tom Applegate.

"This newest license plate honors a very special group of men and women who have put their lives on the line for the cause of freedom," Miller said.

"As motorists everywhere see this Indiana license plate, I sincerely hope that they will remember these heroes and more deeply appreciate the blessings of freedom they helped secure for all of us."

The Rolling Thunder POW-MIA license plate was one of the applications for the 2010 special group recognition license plate.

Applications were evaluated based on criteria related to technical requirements set forth in Indiana law and standards that demonstrate, among other things, an uncommon level of distinction that sets the organization and its purpose for the plate apart from others.

Funds from the sales of this plate will go to the Veterans Assistance Trust Fund established by the General Assembly in 2007 to assist veterans and their families in times of financial hardship.

The plate will be available to all Hoosiers, beginning in 2010.

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