New Jersey License Plate Honors Fallen Soldiers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP/CBS New York) — Immediate family members of New Jersey soldiers killed in the line of duty will now be able to order special license plates that honor fallen troops.

The special plates include a gold star and the words “Gold Star Family.” While most specialty plates cost $25, these will be free for verified family members. The families of more than 12,000 soldiers will be eligible for the plates.

New Jersey was one of only a few other states that didn’t have Gold Star plates or a bill proposing such plates.

The Motor Vehicle Commission offers three other military-based specialty plates, including one honoring prisoners of war.

Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law at the War Memorial in Trenton Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Mrs. C

    I’m so glad our Fallen Heros, including our son, died so you could make STUPID statements (freedom of speech) like yours John. Grow Up!!!

  • joe

    why should they have to pay this state is bs

  • Bear

    Drop it in front of me dirtbag………

  • JOE


  • John

    I once dropped my Turkey hero sandwich, I wonder if thats considered a fallen hero, and if I can get some plates for that,

    • Marine Artillary

      I have many words to describe you, but I’ll be polite. Have you ever held your buddy in your arms, watching him die and trying to put his guts back into his stomach while waiting for the corpsman? Ever saved the life of a Marine by pulling him out of a muddy river? You wouldn’t have the balls. Enjoy your turkey sandwich.

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