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thedrifter
05-08-03, 10:36 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2003


Korean War Veterans Memorial stamp in works


Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Thursday, May 8, 2003



On July 27, the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a new commemorative postage stamp honoring the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the 50th anniversary of the armistice, the Postal Service has announced.

The issue ceremony for the stamp will take place at the memorial on the National Mall in Washington.

Previous U.S. stamps also have recognized the bravery of Korean War veterans and the significance of the Korean War in U.S. and world history.

In 1985 the Postal Service issued the 22-cent “Veterans Korea” stamp. “The Korean War,” a 33-cent stamp, was issued as part of the 1950s Celebrate The Century stamp pane in 1999.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was authorized by law in 1986 and dedicated on July 27, 1995.

The memorial features 19 stainless-steel statues that depict American troops in the Army, the Marines, the Navy and the Air Force shown marching in a wedge formation as if on patrol.

Next to the statues, a granite Mural Wall is etched with images based on photographs of U.S. personnel and equipment from the Korean War.

Another wall acknowledges the United Nations member countries that assisted South Korea in the conflict.

Sempers,

Roger