Music legend Bruce Springsteen gets honor from his home state, New Jersey. Lawmakers in the Garden State are honoring the singer Thursday Dec 15 with license plates, reading "Born to Run" that will benefit one of his favorite charities.
Unveiled at the same day Springsteen celebrated the 30th anniversary of his seminal album of the same name, $10 for every $50 "Born to Run" license plate issued will go to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which Springsteen has supported. "In those 30 years, Bruce has become not only a national hero, but a worldwide hero," so State Senator Raymond Lesniak, the person behind the plates proposal said.
As for everybody to know, New Jersey's vote came after the U.S. Senate refused to consider a resolution honoring Springsteen and the album last month, apparently because Springsteen campaigned for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.