Veteran ID card program kicks off in Herkimer County

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A "Return the Favor Program" has kicked off in Herkimer County to give extra discounts that gives extra discounts to veterans.

Special equipment was just installed in the Herkimer County Clerk's Office that makes Veteran ID cards to be shown to participating vendors.

The program makes it so that military discharge documents are kept in a secure place, and brings discounts to the veterans.

"It varies from store to store," said Herkimer County Clerk Sylvia Rowan. "Some are giving ten percent, some are giving a little bit more, 15 percent, it depends on what the individual wants to give to the veteran."

There are already more than 90 local businesses offering discounts.

If you want to get a card or participate as a business owner, you can call 315-867-1129.

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