Minnesota female veterans can now own a license plate honoring their service and dedication to the nation.
The specialty licenses plates, made possible by the Women's Veteran's Initiative, aim to remove the invisibility that many of Minnesota's 29,000 women Veterans feel. They are the first in the state that specifically refer to women Veterans.Stacey Rhodes, a Veteran working at the Duluth Vet Center says these plates will go a long way to help some veterans connect and identify with their service.
"If part of that is a license plate and that's what helps people identify with their service, take pride in it, and share experience than I think that's a great idea," Rhodes said. The goal is to get 500 plates on vehicles by end of 2015 in Minnesota. Nine other states offer similar plates.