Onondaga County is reaching out to county businesses and merchants to encourage participation in a discount program designed to recognize and thank military Veterans for their sacrifices and service to our country.
As part of the “RETURN THE FAVOR” Discount Program (Find & Assist Vets of Record), eligible county residents will be issued an I.D. card by the County Clerk’s office and are also available for issue at all Onondaga County Town Clerk's Officess Offices in Onondaga County as well identifying them as a qualified, honorably discharged Veteran of any of the U.S. Armed Forces. Any honorably discharged military Veteran residing in Onondaga County can get their FAVOR card by bringing their discharge or DD- 214 to the County Clerks Office located in the County Court House, 401 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY 13202 or to their local Town Clerk's Office.
Participating county merchants have agreed to honor the card by providing these Veterans with a discount on purchases and services, or some other special offer. A list of participating merchants and businesses and their special offer or discount for card holders can be found here
The program is a joint project of the County Clerks Office, Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency and the Veterans Advisory Committee of the County Legislature. We want to thank our corporate sponsor, Anaren, Inc., of East Syracuse for providing funding for printing, supplies and other needed start up costs for the program.
"Anaren is proud to support this important effort to give something back to those who have put themselves in harm's way for our country," says John Hoeschele, Anaren's government relations manger. "As a defense contractor who shares their mission, albeit through the development of military technology, we are especially aware, and appreciative, of their sacrifice."
County businesses and merchants interested in participating or helping to sponsor the program can download an application by clicking on the link below or by contacting the Onondaga County Clerks Office at 435-2227 or the County Veterans Service Agency at 435-3217.
Click here to download a participating merchant/sponsorship applications