Tennessee Civil War 150th License Plate Now Free
Apr 4, 2013
Specialty license plate to benefit battlefield preservation and the Tennessee Civil War Trails.
The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association has announced for those who want an Official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial license plate, the specialty fee of $35 has been waived. The plate is now FREE to those who sign up for the remaining 120 needed orders.
The state requires 1,000 people to pre-order and pay the fees for new specialty plates before production begins. If a plate fails to reach the needed pre-orders it will not be produced. TCWPA is 120 orders short of this mark, even after receiving extensions on the deadline.
The TCWPA, a non-profit partnering organization with the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is the sponsor of the proposed plate designed to honor the memory of the 230,000 Tennesseans who fought in the Civil War. The proceeds will support Civil War battlefield preservation in Tennessee and the Tennessee Civil War Trails Program.
“This ‘sign-up-for-free’ opportunity will help us put this plate on the road,” said Joe Smyth, TCWPA president. “Our June deadline is fast approaching. We hope Tennesseans will sign up for the plate and help promote Tennessee’s rich Civil War heritage and the preservation of our state’s endangered battlefields.”
The 2013 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event will be held on October 9-12, 2013 in Chattanooga. For hotel information, an updated agenda or to register, visit www.tncivilwar150.com.
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