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Veterans ID discount cards offered around county

Free card provides discounts of 5 to 20 percent at more than 230 businesses.

Veterans ID discount cards offered around county

Military veterans can get a free identification card that provides discounts at more than 230 Bucks County businesses, at five locations around the county starting Thursday.

More than 5,040 cards have been issued since the program started in November, and the staff of the Recorder of Deeds will make the cards available at the following locations and dates:

Fairless Hills
Thurs. Sept. 20
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Westaby Hall
425 Hood Boulevard

Doylestown
Fri., Sept. 28
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Central Bucks Senior Center
700 Shady Retreat Road

Chalfont
Sat., Sept. 29
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
New Britain Veterans Fall Festival
New Britain Township Building
207 Park Ave.

Lower Makefield
Thurs., Oct. 4
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Makefield Elementary School
1939 Makefield Road

Bensalem
Sat., Oct. 6 (rain date, Sun., Oct. 7)
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bensalem Pride Day
Bensalem Township Building
2400 Byberry Road

Veterans can also get a card weekdays, from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Recorder of Deeds office in the county courthouse, 55 E. Court St., Doylestown. An original DD-214 form is required.

With the card, veterans can get discounts of 5 to 20 percent on merchandise and services. Participating businesses are listed on the county website, www.BucksCounty.org.

For information about the program, call 215-348-6209. 

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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