Danvers-based and State Representative, Ted Speliotis (D-Danvers) were active in the unveiling of a new Massachuestts license plate for veterans awareness, during a ceremony earlier this month at the State House.
The “Supporting our Veterans” License plate will allow Disabled and Limbless Veterans to give financial support to organizations that assist Veterans and their families, including Danvers-based Operation Troop Support.
“Operation Troop Support wholeheartedly endorses the Supporting our Veterans license plate as it becomes a very visual reminder that those brave men and women who went into harm’s way to protect our freedoms deserve our thanks,” said Lt. Col. Dick Moody, USAF (Ret.) the Founder and Director of Operation Troop Support, in a release.
Other organizations involved include the Fisher House Boston in West Roxbury, and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
When Norwood resident Mike McNulty, founder of Supporting our Veterans, began his effort eight years ago, he turned to State Representative Speliotis for guidance.
“I am proud to be a part of this effort," Speliotis said in a release. "There are so many family members and friends of soldiers who have fought overseas who want to lend their support to deployed troops and this is very concrete way to do that.”
Once 3,000 Massachusetts vehicle owners commit to purchasing the patriotic plate, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will begin producing the plates and taking additional orders.
The plates are not limited to Veterans, so all interested citizens are encouraged to reserve a plate. A special fee of $40, in addition to regular Registry of Motor Vehicles fees, covers a contribution to Disabled and Limbless Veterans and the production of the plate. Details for ordering plates are online:vvplates.org/order-plates.html.