Eligible veterans who have been awaiting regular veterans’ license plates can now come to the Office of Veterans Affairs to be issued a set of plates. Only those who do not already have the maximum of two sets of plates are eligible. “In order to accommodate as many veterans as possible, we must put a limit on the number of plates that one veteran can get,” said Director Farrell.
In addition, veterans’ license plates can now be personalized. Once per quarter, veterans will be able to order personalized plates through the Office of Veterans Affairs; however, the personalized plates must be paid for by the veteran, while the regular plates are free to those eligible. Personalized plates cost $55 per set. This will begin Oct. 1. Orders will be taken the first 15 days of every quarter and then sent off as one package.
Virgin Islands veterans Jerome Knight, who has ALS, and Celestine Davis, who has spinal injuries, competed in the 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Knight won medals in the following: Gold – Archery; Silver – Bowling; and Bronze – Javelin Throw. Davis won medals in the following: Gold – Slalom and Weightlifting; Silver – Bowling and Javelin Throw; Bronze – Quad Rugby and Shotput. Both have been competing in the Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games for several years.
The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs has moved its St. Croix office to a safer, more convenient and more accessible location. The new location is at 4B Estate Sion Farm, which is within the Sion Farm Shopping Center and adjacent to the Beijing House Chinese Restaurant. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs at 774 – VETS (8387) or 773 – VETS (8387).