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Senator Ball Announces Purple Heart “Forever” Stamp


ALBANY, NY (5/4/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, joined Senator William Larkin, Jr. (R, C – Cornwall-On-Hudson), to announce that the U.S. Postal Service has classified the Purple Heart postage stamp as a “Forever” stamp, guaranteeing that the stamp will remain in circulation.

Prior to the “Forever” classification, each postage increase jeopardized the continued circulation of the Purple Heart stamp.

The U.S. Postal Service will officially unveil and issue the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp beginning May 5, 2011.

Photo: Senator Greg Ball and Senator William Larkin, Jr., announce the Purple Heart Forever Stamp.