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State will soon issue license plates supporting Gettysburgh monuments


State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced the state will begin issuing a license plate in November that will support the Pennsylvania monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park.

On July 2, the governor signed S.B. 1187 into law permitting the sale of the license plate along with the other special plates already offered by the state, including those recognizing military service by Pearl Harbor survivors, Purple Heart recipients, Korean and Persian Gulf War veterans.

“I am thrilled that this plate will soon be available,” Mr. Readshaw said. “This has been a long process, which has been in the works since I began the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monument project more than 15 years ago.

“The plate is being designed now. Once it is approved, PennDOT will have a sample on its website and should be available for purchase in November.”

Mr. Readshaw said Pennsylvania’s Special Organization Plate Program allows approved Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organizations to have the state Transportation Department issue the special plates. A one-time fee is charged at the time of purchase, but otherwise regular Pennsylvania annual registration fees will apply.

The proceeds from the new Pennsylvania monuments plate will be used to support the maintenance and repair of Pennsylvania monuments and markers on the Gettysburg Battlefield.


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