February 01, 2015

Jacobs Brings Thank-A-Vet Outreach to South Buffalo

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs stands with Officers at David McKeever American Legion Post 64. Pictured left to right are: Vice Commander Jack Stoehr, Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Schneider, Post Commander Kenneth Jarmusz, Vice Commander for Erie County Wayne Sorrentino and Member Richard Allen)

SOUTH BUFFALO - Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event at David McKeever American Legion Post 64 in South Buffalo to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original discharge papers with the Erie County Clerk’s Office.

More than 80 veterans from South Buffalo showed up to register for the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” discount card which can be used at over 1,000 participating local businesses who have agreed to honor the card with a discount on purchases or services. Many of those businesses are located in South Buffalo, including Backyard Party Supply, Curly’s Grill, Imperial Pizza, Mazurek’s Bakery, and Shaw & Shaw Attorneys at Law.

“My office continues our effort to recognize the service and sacrifices made by Erie County veterans through this important program and provide an opportunity to secure their DD-214’s on file with County Clerk’s Office,” stated Jacobs. “We are also pleased to work with such a great community partners as the American Legion Posts throughout Erie County, who from the beginning, have encouraged their members to participate in our ‘Thank-A-Vet’ program,” he added.

For the veteran, filing discharge papers is free of charge and certified complimentary copies of recorded discharges are made for veterans or their immediate families whenever needed. Original discharge papers are proof of military service, and can be used to establish eligibility for a variety of benefits including property tax exemptions and civil service... Read the rest of this article in News


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