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Veteran/military service award emblem sample

Veteran/military service award emblems

These emblems can be put on any license plate type, and include:

  • 1 large emblem - military service or award
  • and
  • 2 smaller emblems - service ribbon, medal, or U.S. flag

Emblems must be displayed on bottom of license plate (see example image):

  • Between bolt holes - put wording
  • Outside of bolt holes - put ribbons, medals, or U.S. flags

Requirements to get an emblem

  • You must be the legal or registered owner of the vehicle.
  • You must provide proof of your military service or award.

How to get your emblem

Bring these items to a vehicle licensing office:

  • Veteran/Military Service Award Emblem Application
  • Bring $18 cash or a check/money order payable to Department of Licensing
  • Attach proof that you're eligible:
    • For veterans - A copy of your DD214 or other official military orders
    • For active military duty - Official letter showing awarded medals

Want to get your emblem by mail?

Mail the following to:

Special Plate Unit
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98507-8500
  • Veteran/Military Service Award Emblem Application
  • Check/money order for the $18 fee payable to Department of Licensing
  • Include proof that you're eligible:
    • For veterans - A copy of your DD214 or other official military orders
    • For active military duty - Official letter showing awarded medals

How to replace your emblems

Visit a vehicle licensing office and bring DD214 or other proof of the awards or ribbons you're eligible to have

Types of emblem designs
Veteran/military service awards
(Choose 1)
Ribbons, medals, and flags
(Choose 2)
  • Air Force Cross
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Navy Cross
  • Silver Star Medal
  • U.S. Veteran
  • Woman veteran
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Air Force Cross
  • American Campaign Medal WWII
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Armed Forces Services Medal
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal WWII
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal WWII
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Korean Defense Medal
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Merchant Marines Atlantic War Zone Medal
  • Merchant Marines Middle East War Zone Medal
  • Merchant Marines Pacific War Zone Medal
  • National Defense Medal
  • Navy Cross
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • U.S. Flag (no eligibility required)
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • World War I Victory Medal

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