The Alamance County Register of Deeds Office kicked off its Thank a Veteran Program on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The program encourages veterans to record their discharge papers (DD 214) with the Register of Deeds Office.
Once recorded, the veterans receive a card with their photo on it. The card is recognized by participating Alamance County business owners who have agreed to offer the veterans a discount or an incentive to patronize their business.
The event was highlighted by refreshments and vendors from other county offices like the tax department, Veterans Services, the library, and Alamance Community College.
Its success was evident in the turnout (close to 100 discount cards were issued) and in the camaraderie amongst the veterans who were clearly happy with being recognized for the sacrifices they have made for their country.
The Thank a Veteran Program is a free, permanent program. Veterans can record their DD 214s and receive their discount cards between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays. Any questions from veterans or business owners wishing to participate can be directed to the Register of Deeds Office at 336-570-6565.