Friday, October 21, 2016

NorCo VA Announces Veterans Discount ID Program

Freddie Ramirez addresses NorCo Council
Northampton County's Director of Veterans Affairs, Freddie Ramirez, has teamed up with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to start a new discount ID program with various participating merchants. But, as he explained to County Council at their October 20 meeting, this is a benefit that will extend to all former members of the military, including those who served in the Reserves or National Guard.

Any County resident who was discharged honorably or under honorable conditions can ask for a veterans Affairs Photo Identification Card, and they will be able to take advantage of discounts or special offers.

Ramirez explained this is a way for the business community to express their gratitude to those who have served, and a way for smaller businesses to become better known.

If you would like an ID card or have a business interested in participating, contact the Veterans Affairs Office at 610-829-4875 to enroll. All participating businesses will be listed on the County's Veterans Affairs webpage.

Mat Benol complimented Ramirez, calling the idea "fantastic." Ramirez said similar programs are in place in Berks and Monroe County, but not Lehigh County.


Anonymous said...

Bernie - Would have your birth certificate by now if you had use the Veterans Program - And saved a lot of money & grief

E Mest said...

It's about time. Seems like this was a long time coming. Thanks Mr Ramirez.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful gesture on part of chamber. Let's hope all businesses sign up for the program.