SAINT PAUL – Legislation to recognize the more than 29,000 woman veterans in Minnesota with specialty license plates–for vehicles and motorcycles moved one step closer to becoming law. Sponsored by State Senator Alice Johnson (DFL-Spring Lake Park), the legislation is in response to female veterans who asked for the license plate designation because they are not often recognized as an important component of the military.
Women are the fastest growing population within the Departments of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs. “Although female veterans have served in every country America has been engaged in, many times they are not recognized for their contribution to our country,” Sen. Johnson said. “This license plate is just a small way Minnesota can recognize, thank and honor our female veterans and show them their military contribution is valued.”
Photo Cutline: Sen. Alice Johnson is pictured at the State Capitol with a few of the many female veterans who support license plates honoring women vets.