Nova Scotians who have served and protected us will have their own veterans’ motorcycle licence plate in the spring.
“Nova Scotia has a long tradition of military service,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “The licence plate is another way that we can show our appreciation to the people who have served us, protected us, and honoured us in uniform.”
In 2002, Nova Scotia was the first province to introduce a plate for vehicles to honour and recognize those who have served the country. The veterans’ motorcycle licence plate has the same design as the vehicle plate with the Canadian flag on the left side and the word veteran on the bottom of the plate.
“We are proud to have been a part of making this new veteran motorcycle plate available for the veterans of Nova Scotia,” said Steve Wessel, president of the Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. “This plate will fit nicely alongside our existing car plate which has been travelling the roads since 2002.”
In June 2014, the Royal Canadian Legion updated its definition of a veteran to include all members of the RCMP. The Royal Canadian Legion defines a veteran as any person who is now serving or has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, a Commonwealth nation or its wartime allies, or as a regular member of the RCMP, or as a peace officer in a special duty area or on a special duty operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.
“The veterans’ plate on motorcycles and vehicles will help us become more aware of the significance of the military in this province and in our lives,” said Mr. MacLellan.
Applications for the plate will be available online and any Access Nova Scotia location this spring.