Purple Heart stamp to be reissued

January 21st, 2006

The U.S. Postal Service will re-issue the Purple Heart stamp, which was originally issued on May 30, 2003, to honor the sacrifice of members of the United State military services who have been killed or wounded in action.

The Purple Heart stamp is a unique stamp subject depicting a military medal that recognizes the sacrifice of men and women who shed their blood in the defense of the country.

"At a time when our military service members continue to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is appropriate that the Purple Heart stamp be reissued at the new First-Class rate," the Postal Service said.

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