Under the current legislation it would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a photo ID to any eligible veteran who asks for it; it also allows for a small fee to be charged. The fee hasn’t been established yet but it will allow the ID to be made at no cost to the state or government.
There are many companies out there who are eager to hire veterans. These IDs are a good way for potential employers to verify their honorable service to our country. It will also will allow for veterans to be able to take advantage of a company’s military discount, which isn’t but 15 or 20 percent. Maybe a free meal around Veterans Day or Memorial Day. It makes them feel good to know that their blood, sweat and tears over their years of military service are appreciated. The state of Virginia already has set up and put in place through the DMV a state-run veteran's ID program. With North Carolina priding itself on being the nation's most military friendly state, why are we falling behind?
— Joseph Gunn