Columbia County Director of Veteran's Services Gary Flaherty would like to get the word out to all Veterans to register their DD Form 214 with the Columbia County Clerk's Office.
Director Flaherty also states, " I find veterans who do not want to go through the process of applying for the benefits they earn.
My response is that if they do not want to apply for themselves, please do it for your family.
I see to many families that come for help after a Veteran dies and we have to tell that that the Veteran never applied for anything and therefore, they can not get anything."
further states, "In the case of the death of a Veteran, I have been able to establish a system with the various Honor Programs where I can arrange Military Honors in one day to include weekends and holidays"
For these and any other veteran issues please contact Director Flaherty.
Columbia County Clerk Holly Tannner and Veterans Services Director Gary Flaherty are working on a program where any Veteran who registers their DD 214 with the County Clerk gets a card that gives them a 10% discount with many of Columbia County merchants.
If you know of a Veteran that should be honored please contact Director Flaherty