Thank a Veteran Discount Card
To the Veteran:We kicked off the Thank a Veteran discount program on February 1st, 2017 with a great 100% community sponsored event. At our kickoff celebration, we registered and made cards for 182 Veterans! We are very thankful and proud of our Veterans. Thank you to all the volunteers who lent an extra hand to help us that day. Thank you to the businesses who helped sponsor the event by either donating give-away's, door prizes, food, drinks and paper supplies. Because of you, the event was extra special for our Veterans and will be talked about for years to come. Thank you to our Veterans for your service to our great country!
To get started, a Veteran needs to bring their Military Discharge / DD214 form along with a valid photo identification for recording in our office. Veterans who already have their Military Discharge / DD214 forms recorded with the Wilkes County Register of Deeds need only bring a valid photo identification to receive a Veterans Discount Card. After we have confirmation of service, we will then take your picture and issue a card that you can present to participating businesses around the county. (Note: Military records are the only records in our office that are not public record. We keep them behind a locked door. There is no charge to record your papers. You have already paid for it.)
The discount card will be at no charge to the Veteran as a "thank you" for their service to our Country.
Cards will be issued Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Wilkes County "Thank a Vet" Discount Card Program is issued for the purpose of receiving the discounts made available from participating businesses only. It is not a valid photo identification for determining actual identity or residency. It is not issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. It does not entitle the holder to any claim of Veterans Affairs benefits.
View the list of Business Participants (PDF) in this program.
To Wilkes County Business Leaders
If you have not yet signed up, we would like you to consider joining our businesses that already have, showing your appreciation for our Veterans. You will be given a window cling to display in your business showing your customers and our Veterans that you are a participant of the Thank a Veteran Program. To join others who are participating, please submit the Veteran Discount Application Form (PDF). Please print the application, fill it out, fax to 336-990-0041, or return it to the Wilkes County Register of Deeds office. (You may also email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org). I highly encourage you to participate. It is free advertising for your business. The Veterans are using the list and are they going to the businesses that provide them with a discount. We will update the list here often and on our Facebook page.
This is a community, teamwork-based program. It will take us all working together to make this program be the very best it can be for our Veterans. Thank you to all who have jumped on board to help out. I look forward to working with our Veterans, as well as Business Leaders of Wilkes County.
Feel free to call our office with any questions you may have relating to this program.
Misty M. Smithey
Register of Deeds for Wilkes County