The Motor Vehicle Registry now offers a new Medal of Liberty license plate, which family members of Massachusetts service men and women who have been killed in action, died in service while in a designated combat area in the line of duty, or died as a result of wounds received in action, may claim to receive free.
“The Motor Vehicle Registry is pleased to offer the new Medal of Freedom license plate to honor the men and women who have lost their lives working to protect and serve our country,” the Registrar said. of Motor Vehicles Colleen Ogilvie in a statement. “The special plaques, which are available at no cost to eligible customers through an application process, will help family members continue to honor and commemorate the service of their deceased loved ones.”
Applicants must first be approved for the Massachusetts Medal of Freedom by the Adjutant General’s Office before submitting an application for the special plate.
Once approved for the medal, candidates can apply for the plaques online or by mail.
The following documents will need to be submitted as part of the application:
- A completed application for Medal of Liberty plaques.
- A recommendation for the Massachusetts Medal of Freedom Form (TAGMA Form 3367) approved by the Adjutant General’s Office.
- The service member’s DD-214, DD Form 1300, deployment orders, or NGB 22.
- A registration and title application duly completed and stamped by an insurance company.
Eligible applicants can expect to receive their plates approximately 20 days after being approved.
Passenger plates must be renewed every two years and are not available for motorcycles, according to the RMV. Each eligible applicant may register one private passenger motor vehicle.
Family members may also request a KIA sticker if the service member’s DD 1300 form shows “Killed in action” in the category 4C box. The sticker should be affixed to the shaded area of the plaque below the Medal of Freedom to the left of the plaque, the RMV said.
The state already offers a variety of plates specifically designed for veterans and military personnel. Some of the passenger and motorcycle plate options include Veteran, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Congressional Medal of Honor, Legion of Valor, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Ex-POW.
National Guard, Disabled Veterans, and Gold Star Family passenger plates are also available.
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