Albany— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) called on the public to contact the United States Postal Service in support of the Purple Heart Stamp.
“The Purple Heart Stamp is a reflection of our pride and dedication to the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” Senator Nozzolio said.
The Purple Heart stamp honors the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action. According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization for combat-wounded veterans, the medal is "the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and the first award made available to a common soldier."
With the change in postal rates going into effect January 1st, 2006 there is a possibility that the Postal Service may discontinue the stamp.
“I urge everyone to join me in showing their support for our troops by contacting the Postmaster General and requesting that the Purple Heart Stamp be continued,” Senator Nozzolio concluded.
To voice your support for the Purple Heart Stamp, please contact the Postmaster General at:
John E. Potter
United States Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W.
Washington, DC 20206-1000