Arago: Prisoners of War & Missing In Action Issue

Prisoners of War & Missing In Action Issue

The Postal Service honors American prisoners of war and missing in action with a nationwide issuance of a 32-cent commemorative stamp on May 29, 1995 in Washington, DC.

The stamp, designed by Carl Herrman of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, features a symbolic representation of a pair of military identification tags. The tags, embossed with the words "POW & MIA NEVER FORGOTTEN," are displayed in front of an American flag, waving against a blue sky. In addition to issuing the stamp, the Postal Service waived licensing and royalty fees to IRS-qualified, nonprofit organizations that wish to reproduce the stamp design on T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other merchandise for fundraising purposes.

The stamp was printed by Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd. in the offset process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (April 27, 1995)

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