Gold Star license plates ready to be issued in Maine

Posted Aug. 17, 2011, at 5:22 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 17, 2011, at 5:42 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The first Gold Star Family license plate numbers are due to be issued in Maine.

Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr. says numbers for the first license plates will be issued by random drawing Wednesday. Chips that will be drawn come from a Yarmouth company that donated special chips with numbers corresponding with each plate number from 1001-1999.

The plates are aimed at being a solemn, dignified tribute to families of those who have given their life in service to their country.

So far, 45 applications for the Gold Star Family license plates have already been approved by the Bureau of Veterans’ Services.