Gov. Christie signs veterans bill into law at ceremony

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells a story about Ilene St. John Monday, July 29, 2013, in Morristown, N.J., at a ceremony naming the Morris County clerk of the board's office after St. John. St. John was the clerk when Christie was a Morris County Freeholder. Later Monday, the democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, labor leader Milly Silva, said Christie's associations with conservative politicians is "cause for alarm." The Christie campaign says Silva is unqualified to be governor. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

September 29, 2013 2:33:23 PM PDT
Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that requires the state Motor Vehicle Commission to identify veterans with a "V'' on their driver's licenses or identification cards.

The signing occurred Sunday during a ceremony held just before the New Jersey National Guard's 28th annual military review event, which was staged at the training center in Sea Girt. Christie said the legislation provides veterans with easier access to services and incentive programs.

The military review ceremony, which dates back more than a century, gave the governor a chance to review the members of the various units that took part.

It was the first review staged since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the state, and Christie thanked the guard members who "played an instrumental role in keeping our citizens safe and secure."