The Johnston County Register of Deeds Office, with the assistance of the Johnston County Veterans Service Office, has unveiled a new discount program where local businesses can show their support to veterans in the community.
The Register of Deeds office is tasked with recording veterans’ certificate of discharge, known as a DD214 in Johnston County.
Register of Deeds Craig Olive said, “In addition to recording their certificate of discharge, we will issue the Veterans a Johnston County Register of Deeds office “Thank a Vet” photo ID card. This card, when presented, will entitle them to discounts or incentives from participating county businesses.”
“This is an effort to show these veterans that we appreciate their service to our country,” Olive said. “We are asking Johnston County businesses to participate in thanking our veterans for their dedication to our country and community”.
Many veterans are not eligible for a VA card or any other type of military ID and must carry their certificate of discharge around with them. If the certificate is lost it could lead to identity theft or the DD214 could become damaged. The “Thank a Vet” card will allow veterans security in knowing their personal documents are safe.
All businesses participating in the “Thank a Vet” program will be listed the Register of Deeds website
All veterans can also stop by the Register of Deeds office inside the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield for a list of the participating businesses.
When the veteran goes into a participating business, they can show their “Thank A Vet” photo ID card and receive the discount or incentive. All participating merchants will have a window decal to display to show their participation in the program.
“I am delighted to be able to offer this program to assist our veterans here in Johnston County, after they have fought for our great country,” Olive said.
The Register of Deeds office is encouraging area merchants to consider participating in this worthy cause to show our support to our Johnston County veterans. To sign up for this program, merchants should call Amy Zieverink at 919-989-5161.
If any veteran has any questions, Olive encourages them to call the Johnston County Register of Deeds Office at 919-989-5161.
“Thank A Vet” program is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 1st.