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Thank-A-Vet Program Begins In Transylvania County


May 14, 2018

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program in Transylvania County on May 18, to thank Transylvania County’s military veterans for their service.

The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office with area businesses to provide discounts to veterans who have recorded their DD-214 Discharge Papers on file at the Register of Deeds office. Recording DD-214 Discharge Papers at the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office is a free service for veterans.

The Register of Deeds office has many responsibilities for recording official documents and one of these is to record and preserve a veteran’s DD-214 Discharge Papers.

“These documents are important for veterans to be able to access in order to receive benefits, both now and in the future. If the documents are on record with the Register of Deeds office, then they can always be located when needed, and a free certified copy can be issued to the veteran,” said Cindy M. Ownbey, Transyl-vania County Register of Deeds.

Transylvania County’s Thank-A-Vet program serves to encourage veterans to use this free document recording service to record their DD-214’s by offering a discount program in partnership with local area businesses. Once the documents are recorded, the veteran will be issued a special photo ID from the Register of Deeds office indicating they are participating in this program. Veterans can then take the ID to the participating businesses for a discount or incentive.

The Thank-A-Vet program officially kicks off on May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the office of the Transylvania County Register of Deeds at 20 E. Morgan St., Suite 2, Brevard. All veterans are invited to come to the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office on and after that date to record their DD-214 and receive a photo ID discount card. If the DD-214 has already been recorded, the veteran need only bring a photo ID in order to receive the card.

Transylvania County’s Thank-A-Vet program is always looking to expand to offer new discounts and incentives for veterans participating in the program. Area business owners who would like to be a partner in this endeavor to encourage veterans to preserve and protect their important discharge documents and to thank veterans for their service, contact the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office at (828) 884-3162 or email [email protected] or [email protected] org. All businesses participating in the Thank-A-Vet program will be listed on the Transylvania County Regis-ter of Deeds website and will receive a window card to display.

For more information, or to complete the online participation form, visit the Transylvania County Register of Deeds website at and select the Veterans tab.


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