Vermont will soon have a special motorcycle license plate to honor the state’s veteran and active duty members of the military.
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the bill into law on Tuesday. It takes effect on July 1.
The new law also allows members of the military to get veteran license plates before they retire. The governor’s office says in the past military personnel who have made a career of their service would have had to retire to receive the plate.
Andy Megrath, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Rutland Chapter, says the motorcycle plate is another way of showing "how proud we are of veterans, and how many of us there are."