Larkin Receives Word On Continuation Of The Purple Heart Stamp

William J. Larkin, Jr.

January 22, 2006

After his recent appeal on behalf of the Purple Heart Stamp, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is pleased to announce that he has been informed by the United States Postal Service that it will continue the Purple Heart Stamp as a 39-cent issue.

"This is fantastic news for our veterans, their families, and the every-day American citizen," said Senator Larkin. "I am extremely pleased that the authorities at the United States Postal Service made this very important decision to continue the Purple Heart Stamp. It will continue be circulated throughout the world and we will use it proudly as a reminder of the price of freedom in this great country."

The Purple Heart Stamp was originally issued on May 30, 2003 to honor the sacrifices of members of the United States Military Services who have been killed or wounded in action.

The specific date for the issue of the new 39-cent Purple Heart Stamp will soon be announced by the U.S. Postal Service. Until the new stamp is available, the current 37-cent Purple Heart Stamp will remain on sale at post offices.