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New stamp recognizes WWI veterans

United States Postal Service
June 27. 2018 10:49PM




The United States Postal Service, which has issued more than 140 stamps honoring the nation’s military history, is issuing a new stamp that is to be dedicated this summer.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the “WWI: Turning the Tide” Forever stamp will take place Friday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m. CDT (12:30 p.m. EDT) at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are limited for the event.

Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at facebook.com/USPS.

The stamp pays tribute to the sacrifice of American service members and millions of supporters on the homefront who experienced World War I.

The United States remained neutral in the war until April 1917, when the nation declared war on Germany and entered on the side of the Allies — Britain, France and Russia.

The American Expeditionary Force ultimately grew to nearly 5 million troops and played an indispensable role in turning the tide of the war in favor of the Allies.


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