DEPT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania Gold Star Family License Plate
House Bill 2498 has passed the PA Assembly and was signed into law by the governor on Oct 4, 2006 as Act 117
of 2006. You can see the legislative
history of the bill on the PA state government web site.
Use form MV-912 (it may take several seconds to appear) to apply for the Gold
Star Family license plate but read this information before filling in the form.
- You may fill in the form on line (it's neater) but you must still print it out, sign it,
and send it in with your fee.
- A wide range of relatives qualify for the plate (see the form). You may want to print
several copies of the BLANK form for them before filling it out on line for yourself.
- Section B, Certification, cannot be filled in on line so don't forget to fill in all the
fields when you sign it.
- You may apply for multiple plates for all your vehicles as long as a registered owner
qualifies as one of the listed relatives of the service member.
- You do not need to wait for the renewal of your existing plate. The new GSF plate will
replace your current plate when you receive it.
- Your loved one need not have died in combat. Only death while on active duty is
- The plate is not restricted to relatives of the recent conflicts. If you are a qualified
relative of someone that died on active duty in WWII, Korea, Vietnam,
Grenada, Panama, Beirut etc., you can apply
for the GSF plate.
- If you qualify for the plate, you should also qualify for the Gold Star Pin supplied by the
Defense Dept. If you don't already have one use the form on this site to apply
and wear it proudly.
- If your loved one died in Afganistan or Iraq or their related activities, or if you have
sons or daughters serving now, you may display the appropriate service flag at your home or
Ruth feels this is a great way to increase awareness of the service and sacrifice of
our sons and daughters in the military and encourages you to get a Gold Star Family
license plate and display it proudly.
Gold Star Plate
kit and get one for your state.
Gov. Rendell Signs Gold Star Family License Plate Bill
Rendell addresses Gold Star Families accompanied by Ruth
Stonesifer, President of the Dept of Pennsylvania, American Gold Star
Mothers. Ms Stonesifer is the mother of
Kristofor Stonesifer and the
originator of the Gold Star Family license plate legislation.
Ruth Stonesifer presents Gov. Rendell with a Gold Star Mother statue by
Andrew Chernak. The statue is a miniature of the
full size statue recently installed in Kent NY.
Rendell signs bill with Gold Star Families in the background. Front
row left to right Betty Serian,
Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation,
Ruth Stonesifer, originator of the legislation, Gov.
Rendell, Major General Jessica Wright, Adjutant General
is presented the first Gold Star Family license plate by Gov. Rendell.
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