Secretary of State's Mobile Office stops by veterans event in Lansing

MAY 19, 2014SOS Mobile Office serving customers

Full service office offers vehicle registration, other services

LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that her Mobile Office will provide services at the Capital Area Veterans Stand Down Wednesday at Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing.

The first "Stand Down" for veterans was organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam Veterans in California. Since then, they have been used by veteran organizations to provide services to veterans, especially homeless veterans, in special events across the country. Wednesday's event will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the park, located at 300 N. Grand Ave. in Lansing.

"These events are tailored to the needs of those who have served this country to make certain they can access the benefits they have earned," said Johnson. "With our mobile office on site, veterans will easily be able to handle any business they would normally do at a branch office, including getting the new veteran's designation on their driver's license or state ID."

The designation, which became available May 1, allows honorably discharged veterans to receive retail discounts and promotions without having to carry around their discharge papers.

The Mobile Office is a full-service branch and visitors can take care of Secretary of State business at this event, including renewing license plate tabs, signing up to be an organ donor, and renewing driver's licenses.

For more information about branch office locations, hours and services, visit www.Michigan.gov/sos. Sign up for the official Secretary of State Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/michsos and Facebook updates at www.facebook.com/MichiganSoS.

Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).

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