“It was truly an honor to carry this bill through the legislative process, which began after I received a request from a constituent whose son lost his father while serving our country,” said Senator Schroder. “Members of our Gold Star Families should be held in our Commonwealth’s highest esteem for their loved one’s ultimate sacrifice. I hope this new license plate brings about hope and awareness for these families and their lost ones.”
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According to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Kentucky issued the first license plates honoring Gold Star Mothers—parents whose children have died in military service—with individualized plates in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in April 2006.
The Gold Stars Sons and Gold Stars Daughters license plates will be available beginning January 1, 2018. To apply for any of the Gold Star plates, you must provide special documentation to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. The KDVA will confirm eligibility and provide further steps to receive the plate. For more information, visit the KDVA website at veterans.ky.gov or call 502-564-9203.