By Paul Kurtz
BRISTOL, Pa. (CBS) – Bucks County officials are expanding a popular new program for those who’ve served their country.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls On Top Of Them In Fairmount Park Near Mann Center In West Philly
“The goal is to sign up as many veterans as we can and sign up as many businesses as we can.”
Bucks County Commissioner Charlie Martin is the point man behind the veterans discount card program that launched back in November.READ MORE: Senate Passes Democrats' Sweeping Health Care And Climate Bill
“Since November we have signed up almost 2,000 veterans and we have a number of businesses that have signed on to offer these discounts to our Bucks County veterans.”
The discounts range from 5 to 15 percent and are being offered at national retailers and mom and pop businesses.
To qualify you have to produce your discharge papers and fill out an application. There is no fee.
The courthouse in Doylestown has been the prime location for Veterans to sign up but county officials are now going into individual communities.
Tomorrow, the Recorder of Deeds will offer discount cards in Bristol at the township Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.