Friday, May 6, 2011

Purple Heart Medal Honored on Forever U.S. Postage Stamp

The Oldest Military Decoration in the World in Present Use Lasts Forever on U.S. Postage Stamp

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Postal Service honored the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the Purple Heart with Ribbon Forever Stamp. The stamp goes on sale nationwide at Post Offices and online at today.

“It is our hope, that with the issuance of this stamp, the Postal Service, along with the rest of our nation, can pay tribute to those whose sacrifices have given all of us a country that is truly the land of the free and the home of the brave,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman.

“Through this postage stamp, we have created a lasting tribute to the many brave members of the armed forces who have served our country. We are proud to share their legacy with America and the world, as we deliver our nation’s mail,” Stroman said.

Stroman was joined in dedicating the stamp by Rear Admiral . . .

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