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Boback Legislation Recognizes Contributions of Female Veterans
11/2/2011
HARRISBURG – With Veterans Day just around the corner, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today that she has introduced legislation to honor Pennsylvania’s women veterans by creating a special license plate for females who have served in the armed forces.

“Even in this day and age, people sometimes overlook the number of women who have honorably served our nation, but I am hopeful this license plate will help citizens to recognize the role of female veterans,” said Boback. “Women are risking their lives for our freedom and they deserve to have their sacrifices acknowledged.”

Pennsylvania currently offers 20 license plate options for veterans and their families. These include plates for Pearl Harbor survivors, Purple Heart recipients, Korean War veterans and Gold Star families.

Boback noted that the idea for this legislation came from a conversation with a female veteran who described her frustration when people incorrectly assume she is driving her husband’s car because she is driving a vehicle with a veteran plate. The measure has the support of the VFW Department of PA.

“I was upset for this veteran who deserves so much respect for what she has done for our country,” said Boback. “As an advocate for all veterans, I am happy to sponsor this legislation so our female veterans can receive the same level of recognition as other veterans.”

Boback is hosting a Veterans Recognition Event on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Misericordia University’s Lemmond Theater. She hosts the event annually to commend area veterans from all conflicts and eras for their service. Individuals who served during peacetime are also welcome.

To view Boback’s video comments about the event, visit 
http://www.youtube.com/repboback#p/u/0/4XF5etG5LNE

Veterans who are interested in participating can register with Boback’s office online at RepBoback.com or by calling any of her full-time offices located in Sweet Valley at (570) 477-3752 or in Tunkhannock at (570) 836-4777. Residents can call toll-free at (800) 278-3930.

House Bill 1869 is awaiting consideration by the House Transportation Committee.

More information about Boback and her work with veterans is available at RepBoback.com or Facebook.com/RepBoback.

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063
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