As a courtesy and a way of honoring the men and woman who served the United States in the armed forces, the Morris County Clerk’s office is offering ID cards to honorably discharged veterans at no charge.
This event will be held at the VFW Post on 71 Ford Road from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday, April 29.
In addition to providing a form of identification, the ID cards will allow veterans to receive discounts from a number of businesses in Morris County as a part of the Operation Give Back program. A full directory for Operation Give Back can be found HERE.
All veterans interested in the free ID card will be required to show an original or certified copy of their record of discharge in addition to a form of identification that shows proof of residency in Morris County. If there was a legal name change since the issuance of the discharge document, a certified copy of legal name change document will be required as well.
All documents of discharge are considered to be confidential, so any original or certified copy of the discharge document that is not already on file with the clerk’s office will be recorded and then promptly returned to the veteran. If original discharge documents have been damaged or lost, a certified copy of the document can be obtained through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO. You can contact them at archives.gov or at 1 (866) 272-6272. For records of discharge that date before 1953, visit vetrecs.archives.gov.
If you would like more information about the free veteran ID Cards, CLICK HERE.