I just saw my first
Gold Star Family
Indiana license plate...
while driving on U. S. Highway 41 near Morgan Avenue in Evasnsville
For immediate release: May 22, 2009
Posted by: [BMV]
Contact: Dennis Rosebrough
Phone: (317) 233-5323
Gold Star License Plate Unveiled
INDIANAPOLIS - A new Indiana license plate commemorating Indiana's fallen heroes was unveiled today by Andy Miller, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The Gold Star license plate will be available to spouses, parents, siblings or children of anyone who died while serving on active duty in the military - active, Reserve or National Guard.
The public unveiling followed an announcement of the new plate by Governor Mitch Daniels at the official 500 Festival Memorial Service on Monument Circle attended by many of Indiana's Gold Star families. Daniels previewed the plate for the families at a private reception earlier in the day. Attending the State House ceremony were Gold Star family members. They were joined by State Representative Cleo Duncan and State Senators Ron Alting, and Jim Merritt.
"Words and actions cannot repay what our fallen soldiers have given us: freedom," remarked Miller. "However, it is with our words and actions that we can honor those who have defended our freedom. The Gold Star license plate is just one way to preserve the memories and sacrifices of Indiana's bravest citizens.