Monday, April 18th, 2016

COUNTY CLERK’S PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 29TH

The Morris County Clerk’s Office is taking its Veteran’s ID Program on the road to Denville later this month, on April 29 to VFW Post #2519, to make it to more convenient for veterans in that section of the county to obtain their county Veterans Identification Card.

Veterans ID Card Front

As a courtesy to the courageous men and women that have served in the armed forces, the Morris County Clerk’s Office is proud to offer free ID cards to honorably discharged veterans.

These cards not only provide an additional form of identification but also can be used to obtain discounts at many businesses in Morris County as part of Operation Give Back.

The fully updated online directory for Operation Give Back can be found at: www.morriscountyclerk.org/index.php/services/veterans/operation-give-back-catalog/

The Denville/VFW Post #2519 event will held from 3-7 p.m. at the VFW Post at 71 Ford Road, Denville, N.J.  07834

County Clerk’s representatives will have card making equipment, a digital camera and scanner at the site for any veterans interested in obtaining their county Veteran’s ID Card on the spot.

Vets 2All that is required from veterans is an original or certified copy of their discharge record, such as a DD 214, and another form of ID that proves Morris County residency.

If there has been a legal name change from the name found on the discharge document, a certified copy of the legal name change document such as a marriage certificate or final judgment from the court, will be required.

All original or certified copies of discharge papers that are not already on file with the County Clerk’s Office will be permanently recorded and returned to the veteran. All discharge documents are considered confidential and can only be accessed by the veteran.

IMPORTANT: County Veteran’s ID Cards are not designed to replace the federal Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) needed to access Veterans Affairs health benefits or other government programs.

If the original discharge document has been lost or damaged, a certified copy with a raised seal may be obtained by contacting the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO at www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/about-ompfs.html or by calling 1-866-272-6272. For discharge records prior to 1953, visit vetrecs.archives.gov.

More info about the ID Cards can be found at: www.morriscountyclerk.org/index.php/services/veterans/

For businesses that would like to sign up for Operation Give Back, to offer a discount to Morris County veterans, visit:  www.morriscountyclerk.org/index.php/services/veterans/operation-give-back/.

Anyone interested in hosting a Veterans’ I.D. Card event should contact Liz Sutula at 973-285-6142 or [email protected]