11/09/2013 05:16 EST | Updated 11/09/2013 05:30 EST

Alberta 'Support Our Troops' Licence Plates Introduced To Honour, Assist Canadian Forces

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Alberta is honouring Canadian troops with the introduction of new licence plates that will support troops and their families.

The Support our Troops plates, which bear a Yellow Ribbon along with the slogan, will be available for pre-order early next year for $150.

Revenue from these plates, excluding production and delivery costs, will assist members of the Forces and their families in Alberta.

“Our troops are proud of their service to Canada and appreciate the recognition from Albertans. I know they will be honoured when they see these licence plates on the vehicles of Albertans and the proceeds will help provide essential support to those who need it," said Brig.-Gen. Christian Juneau, in a statement.

"Albertans admire the men and women of the Canadian Forces who put their lives on line, away from the comforts of family and home, as they stand up for the rights and freedoms of Canadians and people around the world," said Manmeet Bhullar, Minister of Service Alberta, adding the licence plates are a way to demonstrate gratitude and give back.

The new licence plate complements Alberta’s veterans’ plates, which feature a poppy in honour of former and currently serving members of the Canadian Forces, as well as members of the RCMP or other Canadian police departments who served under NATO or the United Nations.

Nearly 21,000 veterans’ plates have been issued since the program began in February 2005.

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