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County Clerk Program Provides Savings to Area Veterans

Jacobs to Hold “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach in Boston

County Clerk Program Provides Savings to Area Veterans

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will bring a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event to AMVETS Post 219, located at 10126 Springville Boston Road in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 12 to 2 p.m. to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the Clerk’s Office.

Veterans can use the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” discount card at over 1,325 participating local businesses who have agreed to honor it with a discount on purchases or services. A number of area businesses located in and around the town of Boston such as Sheret Jewelers, Springville Eye Care and Concord Crest Golf Course are just some of the many participating providers in the Clerk’s Discount Program.

“My office continues our effort to recognize the service and sacrifice made by Erie County veterans through this important program,” stated Jacobs.  “We are pleased to work with our friends at AMVETS Post 219 to provide a convenient location for veterans in Boston to place their DD-214’s on file with County Clerk’s Office,” Jacobs added.

For the veteran, filing discharge papers is free of charge and certified complimentary copies of recorded discharges are made for veterans or their immediate families whenever needed. Original discharge papers are proof of military service and can be used to establish eligibility for a variety of benefits including property tax exemptions and civil service credits.

For complete information on the “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program or to enroll as a participating merchant, please visit www.erie.gov/clerk/thankavet or call (716) 858-4737.

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