Friday, December 6, 2019

US Postal Service honors military dogs with ‘forever’ stamp

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The hard working dogs of the US military will be featured on the U.S. Postal Service’s newest stamps to be released on Aug. 1

The new red, white and blue stamps featuring military working dogs were designed to “honor the nation’s brave and loyal canines,” according to a Postal Service statement released last week.

The set, entitled Military Working Dogs Forever, will be a booklet of 20 stamps in sets of four. Each block will contain one stamp of each of the following breeds: German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois.

In the US Armed Forces, canines have seen active service in World War One, World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic catalog or at Post Office locations nationwide.

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