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AARP plans special tribute

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

With Veteran’s Day less than a month away, AARP Alabama is looking to honor military veterans in its own special way.

The AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) will offer free courses to veterans in Alabama and across the country throughout the month of November.

“We just think it’s a great way to honor veterans,” said Gay Watson, associate state director for communications with AARP Alabama. “Driver safety is one of the most popular things we have at AARP. Not only do drivers refresh their skills, they can get a discount on their insurance. All in all, it’s just a great way to honor our veterans, while keeping them safer and maybe saving them a little money at the same time.”

Driver safety classes for Selma will be held on Nov. 16 and 17. For more information call 875-4844.

The free driver safety courses will also be available for military spouses, including widows and widowers, and dependent children as long as they present valid military spouse, widower, or dependent identification, such as a dependent ID card or a membership card to organizations such as the American Legvion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Classroom sizes are limited and registrations will be limited.

Veterans looking to sign up for the courses should bring a valid military ID to the classroom, such as discharge papers (DD Form 214), American Legion cards, dependent ID cards or Veterans of Foreign Wars cards.

Watson said it’s always good to show military veterans and their families how much their sacrifice is appreciated.

“These are the people who built our country, and any way that we can give back to veterans or any people of that generation, we’ll do it,” she said.

“We are here to serve those older Alabamians who built our country and built our state.”

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