Honoring Veterans Stamp Slated for May 2001 Issue
By Rudi Williams
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2000 The U.S. Postal Service recently unveiled a new commemorative first-class postage stamp entitled Honoring Veterans that is scheduled to be issued here in May 2001.
"The 'Honoring Veterans' stamp reminds us of the thousands of Americans, who have fought to keep our country free, said Deborah K. Willhite, the Postal Services senior vice president for government relations and public policy, who unveiled the stamp. It will serve as a 'thank you' to those who continue to serve as members of veterans service organizations."
She said many veterans organizations aid veterans and their families, including assistance with benefit applications, transportation to Veterans Affairs medical facilities and burial and memorial services. The present population of U.S. veterans is estimated to be nearly 25 million, Willhite noted.
Designed by Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, Calif., the stamp features a photograph of the American flag. The flag symbolizes veterans' patriotic service to the nation in peace and war. The phrase "Honoring Veterans" is at the top of the stamp, and the phrase "Continuing to Serve" appears at the bottom.
The new stamp and other currently available philatelic items can be viewed and ordered at the Postal Service Web site at www.usps.com. They also can be ordered by calling toll-free 1 800 STAMP- 24.