Livingston County Clerk
County launches ‘Thank a Vet’ program
Livingston County Clerk James Culbertson recently announced that Livingston County is launching a Thank a Vet program, which provides discounts to eligible veterans on businesses and services throughout the area.
“The well-being of our Livingston County veterans, especially those newly returning from duty can and should be a priority for Livingston County residents. That is why we are inviting you to be a part of a very important initiative that is taking place throughout Livingston County, the Thank a Vet Discount Program. The program is a way for our county to recognize the service and sacrifices made by our returning veterans,” Culbertson commented.
Eligible veterans will receive an identification card to present at participating merchants and businesses, which provides them with a discount.
The program is beneficial to businesses as it is sure to increase traffic. A list of participating merchants and businesses will be posted on the Livingston County website and each participant will be given a poster to proudly display in their business to show support for veterans and to confirm their participating in the “Thank a Vet” program.
Livingston County American Legion Commander Steve Martucio says area veterans will welcome the program as it will be received as a show of appreciation for their service.
Martucio says the veterans are so appreciative of this kind of recognition of their service and they often reciprocate by becoming loyal customers of businesses that do offer them discounts.
The county clerk’s office has mailed out information and application forms to area businesses, inviting them to participate in the program. Several businesses have already responded to the invitation to participate.
If you did not receive an application letter and want to participate, you can download one from the Livingston County website at www.co.livingston.state.ny.us. Completed applications are due to the county clerk’s office by May 31.
Culbertson wants to kick off the Thank a Vet program around July 1, at which time veterans may visit the clerk’s office to get their discount identification card and a listing of participating merchants and businesses.
“Please join us in demonstrating our sincere appreciation and support for the efforts of those who keep us safe and fight for our freedom,” Culbertson remarked.