Presenting your identification card
Have you ever given any thought to your identification cards, I mean really thought about them?
I received my first identification card, other than a social security card, when I joined the military at the age of 18. Our pictures and fingerprints were placed on our cards in an assembly line fashion, as the enlistees lined up, posed in front of the id cameras and were fingerprinted. Certain information was required from us, which was transferred to our cards, printed on the plastic ID card printers and then it was official. We were identified as enlisted personnel on our new military identification cards.
I did not yet have a driver’s license or a secretary of state identification card, but I had an identification card which I was proud to carry proving that I was a part of the United States Women’s Army Corps. It entitled me to discounts at the px, to be seen at sick bay, it helped me identify myself to get my pay check and to cash it, and it helped me to get discount rates to fly home on military standby when I was granted a leave.
This is just one form of identification. There are many and if not safeguarded, your identification card in the wrong hands can throw your world into a tail spin. Lack of identification can mean no access to many needed programs, rights and privileges. Ask anyone who has ever had their purse or wallet stolen, or been in a house fire or similar tragedy. They cannot apply for housing, emergency assistance, employment, or even prove who they are.
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