“Thank A Vet” program set to begin November 1, 2016


One of the responsibilities of the Register of Deeds office is to record approximately 14,000 Veterans’ original copy of certificates of discharge (DD214) in Johnston County.  We are pleased to announce a new program to encourage veterans to record their DD214.  In addition to recording their certificate of discharge, we will issue the veterans a Johnston County Register of Deeds office “Thank a Vet” photo ID card.  This card, when presented, will entitle them to discounts or incentives from participating county businesses.  This is an effort to show these veterans that we appreciate their service to our country.  We are asking Johnston County businesses to participate in thanking our veterans for their dedication to our country and community. 


Many veterans are not eligible for a VA card or any other type of military ID and must carry their certificate of discharge around with them.  This is unsafe as it could lead to identity theft or the DD214 could become damaged.  This card will allow these veterans security in knowing their personal documents are safe.


All businesses participating will be listed on our website (viewed by Johnston County residents on a daily basis).  All veterans who come into the Register of Deeds office will be given a list of the participating businesses.  The veteran will be told they are required to show the Johnston County Register of Deeds office “Thank A Vet” photo ID card to receive the discount or incentive.  All participating merchants will receive a window decal to display showing they are a part of the program.


The Register of Deeds office is encouraging all merchants to consider participating in this worthy cause to show our support to our Johnston County veterans.  To sign up for this program, merchants should call Amy Zieverink at 919-989-5161.  This project is being assisted by the Johnston County Veterans Service office.  Robert Boyette, Veterans Service Officer for Johnston County, has been instrumental in getting the word out to the local veterans and their associations.

Click HERE to see a list of participating businesses and the discount they offer.

The kick off date for our “Thank A Vet” program is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2016


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