19 July 2007

Gold Star License Plates now available in Georgia

Georgia has recently passed legislation to provide for a special license plate honoring the family members of service members who have been killed in action. And, according to Deborah Tainsh of TAPS, our friend Robert Stokely had something to do with it...
Thanks to Robert Stokely, proud Gold Star dad of Spec Michael J. Stokely of Sharpsburg, GA and member of Georgia National Guard 48th Brigade Combat Team, KIA 8/16/05 Baghdad, Gold Star families of Georgia now have access to the Gold Star Family License Plate.

Thank you Robert for your son and family, and thank you for your dedication to Gold Star families.

Deborah & Dave Tainsh
Midland, GA

Gold Star license plates are currently available in about 10 states. For more information about proposing a similar bill in your state, see the Gold Star Family License Plate Kit at the Gold Star Mothers website.

Disturbingly, this bill has stalled in the California legislature. If you'd like to let your public officials know how you feel about that, use the link at the end of this article at Military.com.

Thanks to Proud Army Mom Robin for sending on Deborah's email and the link.

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