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Local businesses are invited to participate by offering veteran discounts

Delaware County Council is preparing to launch a Veterans ID Program that will enable county veterans of all ages to record their military discharge papers with the County Recorder of Deeds and to access a Veterans ID card.

The Veterans ID Program is being organized through the County Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with a photo identification card. The card can be used to qualify for discount programs offered by businesses and attractions.

County Council is inviting local businesses, cultural attractions and other organizations to participate in the Veterans ID Program by registering and offering a discount to veterans. Businesses can contact Ralph Galati, county veteran's liaison, to register for the veteran's discount program.

All participating businesses and organizations will be listed on the Delaware County Government website along with the type of discount they offer.

"In an effort to demonstrate appreciation for our veterans, we invite businesses to participate by offering a discount on products or services to any veteran who presents a Delaware County Veterans ID card," said Delaware County Council Vice-Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., Council's liaison to Veterans Affairs. "The initial time period of your offering will be for one year."

Vice-Chairman Civera is a veteran and a self-employed businessman. He has registered his own business, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, as a participant in the Voter ID Program.

Business owners who would like to participate can complete an application, available on the County website at or through the Veterans Affairs office, and return it to the Delaware County Department of Veterans Affairs, Attention: Ralph Galati, Government Center Building G3, 201 W. Front St., Media, PA 19063.

Each participating business will receive a Certificate of Participation from County Council suitable for display.

People can contact Mr. Galati at or by calling 610-891-4539.

The Veterans Photo ID Card will be issued by the Recorder of Deeds and will certify that veterans have provided the necessary documentation to support their military service. Discounts are at the discretion of the business and may contain reasonable restrictions.

The Veterans ID Program will be launched at a later date at which time veterans can get their cards at the Government Center in Media.




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