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    Idahl and Alan, I am confused by your posts and their intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Plus, I’ll get a free flag for my coffin when the time comes.
    I don't know if my kids even realize they will get this when I die, even though I'll be cremated. Should probably tell them. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Idahl and Alan, I am confused by your posts and their intent.
    We're veterans. It's nice to be remembered by our friends and neighbors one day a year but a free burger, a flag and 20 sq. ft. of land when we die are nice too.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention, we're now entitled to a free lifetime pass to our National Parks too. That one was a long time coming.
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    I didnít know about the National Parks pass.

    My grandfather referred to it as ďArmistice DayĒ his whole life. He was in the 33rd Infantry Division with the AEF, and came home with a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. My family has maintained a century-long record unblemished by gallantry ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I didn’t know about the National Parks pass.
    It's a brand new benefit, effective today. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/p...ng-next-month/
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    I finally get to use the veteran logo on my driverís license!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I finally get to use the veteran logo on my driver’s license!
    Apparently, in Ohio, you have to ask for that designation on your license and I never have. I wonder why a DD214 is not on the list of approved identifiers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I finally get to use the veteran logo on my driverís license!
    What is the benefit of that? My DH is a veteran.


    ETA... guess this would be one reason?
    For free access to the sites, veterans will have to present a Department of Defense Identification Card, a Veteran Health Identification Card, a government-issued Veteran ID Card or a state-issued U.S. driverís license or identification card confirming an individualís status as a veteran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It's a brand new benefit, effective today. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/p...ng-next-month/
    I didn't realize this either. Thanks for the link; will be checking it out.

    Edited to add: What I am reading says vets with disability ratings... I'm a bit confused.

    Got this off the application:

    "A document issued by a Federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, which attests thatyou have beenmedically determined to be eligible to receive Federal benefits as a result of blindness or permanentdisability. Otheracceptable Federal agency documents include proof of receipt of Social Security Disability Income(SSDI) orSupplemental Security Income (SSI)"

    So this is not for ALL veterans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I didn't realize this either. Thanks for the link; will be checking it out.

    Edited to add: What I am reading says vets with disability ratings... I'm a bit confused.

    Got this off the application:

    "A document issued by a Federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, which attests thatyou have beenmedically determined to be eligible to receive Federal benefits as a result of blindness or permanentdisability. Otheracceptable Federal agency documents include proof of receipt of Social Security Disability Income(SSDI) orSupplemental Security Income (SSI)"

    So this is not for ALL veterans?
    Yes, it is for all veterans and Gold Star families. I was incorrect in calling it a lifetime pass because there is apparently no pass involved, just free admittance for anyone with the proper identification. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/ve...ree-access.htm
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