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Ohio offers license plates for woman veterans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

Beginning Monday, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will offer specialty license plates dedicated to woman veterans.

The plates will be available for purchase to any woman currently serving or retired who has served in any branch of the military: Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.

"We are proud of these brave women who have served our country, and are pleased that Ohioans can now honor them by displaying the new special plate on their vehicle," said Don Petit, Ohio BMV Registrar.

The plate was officially unveiled during a special ceremony Friday at the Ohio Statehouse.

During the event, five women veterans were honored with special, commemorative license plates.

"Ohio's women veterans are groundbreakers," said Chip Tansill, Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director. "They have served with distinction in every war, and we thank them for their role in preserving and protecting our freedom."

According to a news release from the BMV, women make up more than 15 percent of America's military. More than 67,542 women veterans of all eras reside in Ohio.

The BMV offers nearly 40 other military-related specialty license plates.

To see all available military plates, visit the Ohio BMV.

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