Representatives from the Recorder of Deeds office will be on hand at the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair on Nov. 2, helping all honorably discharged Lancaster County veterans record their DD-214 papers and enroll in the free Thank a Vet veterans discount program.

To be enrolled, veterans should bring their full-sized DD-214s to the event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spooky Nook Sports, 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim.

Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Bonnie Bowman launched the Thank a Vet Discount Program in Lancaster County in November 2012.

According to its website, the program provides a photo ID free of charge to Lancaster County veterans who have the DD-214 honorable discharge papers or other honorable discharge papers filed on record in the Recorder of Deeds office.

Participating merchants in the Thank A Vet Discount Program agree to honor the card by providing special discounts on purchases or services when presented with the Thank a Vet photo identification card.

Participating merchants and sponsors will be identified by a poster or decal in the window and are also listed on the Recorder of Deeds’ website (

For more information on the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair, call (717) 285-1350 or visit

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