OMAHA, NE — The U.S. Postal Service today issued Forever stamps recognizing Military Working Dogs, the four-legged heroes of the nation’s military.
The first-day-of-issue event took place during the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in Omaha. In the booklet of 20, each block of four stamps features a stylized geometric illustration of one of the canine breeds — German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Dutch shepherd and Belgian Malinois — that commonly serve in America’s armed forces. News of the stamp is being shared using the hashtag #MilitaryDogsStamps.
“As a military veteran and former law enforcement officer, I have the greatest appreciation for these animals and the service they provide,” said David C. Williams, vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, who served as the dedicating official for the ceremony. “Today, these dogs are born and raised to serve alongside soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and women, and members of the Coast Guard. They are heroes deserving of our respect and gratitude.”Read full news release
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