Published November 4, 2015
FORT HALL, IDAHO— In honor of Veterans Day next week, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are proud to announce new Veteran ID cards for tribal member veterans who have served in the different branches of military forces.
The cards will officially be available the week of Veterans Day on November 9th at the Tribal Enrollment department located inside the Tribal Business Center in Fort Hall from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. The cards will be free for the first time and $5.00
The cards will be free for the first time and $5.00 for renew.
The idea behind the new veteran ID card is to honor and identify all tribal members that served in the military. The Enrollment department worked with the Fort Hall Business Council in turning the idea into a reality. Councilman Devon Boyer states, “It is very important to honor our Veterans of the different armed forces. They have given us our past and future and a wonderful place to call home for our families and children to live. We should and will keep all Veterans in our prayers and hearts for what they do for all of us.”
There will be added incentives for using the veteran ID card at local tribal and non-tribal businesses in Fort Hall, Pocatello, and Blackfoot. Participating merchants include Tribal Enterprises (5% discount), O’Riellys, Autozone, Perkins restaurant, Golden Corral, Elmers, Footlocker, Ihop, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Dicks Sporting Goods. According to Tribal Enrollment Director, Terry Racehorse, “We are proud to work with our local veterans in honoring them and all they fought for. My hope is that local patrons recognize and honor them as well.”
In order to receive a veterans ID card, the veterans are asked to provide the DD-214 form that verifies the veteran’s time of service, branch of service, how long they served and what type of discharge they have. For more information on the new Veterans ID card contact the Enrollment department at 208-478-3963 or 208-478-3818.