November 10, 2011
Contact: Caitlin E. Chamberlain
(207) 441-0501

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. Thanks Maine Businesses that Now Accept Driver’s Licenses/IDs with Military Service Designation as Proof  of Status for Military/Veteran Discounts

AUGUSTA, Maine – This Veterans Day Secretary of State Charlie Summers would like to remind Mainers about the new Military Service Designation available for Maine driver’s licenses and ID.  The designation features a Field of Stars backdrop for the identification photo and is currently available to eligible Maine veterans and military service members at all Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations. 

The Military Service Designation was made possible by a bill, introduced by Senator David Trahan R-Waldoboro, which was passed by the 125th Legislature and signed by Governor LePage earlier this spring.  

The following Maine businesses will now accept driver’s licenses and IDs with the Military Service Designation as proof of status for military/veteran discounts:

Big Rock Ski Area, Mars Hill
Broadway Hardware, Bangor
Capitol Computers, Augusta
Chipmunk Mini-Storage, North Yarmouth
Corson's Auto Supply, Rockland
Curves of Gardiner, Vassalboro
Discount Tire & Alignment, Camden
Expert Tire Service, Augusta
Fabian Oil, various locations
Funtown/Splashtown USA, Saco
Highway Tire Inc, Caribou
Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta
Lowe’s ? various locations (Applies to veterans discount available on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July)
Majors Furniture & Appliance, Farmingdale
Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, various locations
Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport
Sullivan Tire & Auto Service, Bangor
Sugarloaf ? Carrabassett Valley (active military only)

?I am very pleased that we are able to offer this designation to our veterans and military personnel to recognize their invaluable service to our country,? said Secretary Summers.? ?I would like to thank all of the businesses who have agreed to accept the Military Service Designation in providing discounts to Maine veterans and members of the armed services.??

For more information about the eligibility requirements for the Military Service Designation, please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at (207) 624-9000. 

Businesses who are interested in accepting the military service designation for their military/veteran discounts are encouraged to contact the Bureau of Veterans Services at (207) 430-6035. 

Image of Military Service Designation Driver's License

Sample Maine Driver’s License with Military Service Designation