The Postal Service issued a 34-cent Honoring Veterans commemorative stamp nationwide on May 23, 2001, with a First Day of Issue ceremony in Washington, DC. The stamp, designed by Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, California, is based on a photograph from Harold Lambert Studios Inc.
With the issuance of this stamp, the Postal Service honored the patriotic dedication of all the men and women who have served in the US armed forces. The present population of US veterans is estimated at nearly 25 million.
The stamp art is a photograph of the United States flag. One of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the world, the US flag also symbolizes the patriotic service to the nation — in peace and in war — of all US veterans. The phrase "Honoring Veterans" appears at the top of the stamp, and the phrase "Continuing to Serve" appears at the bottom.
Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., produced 200 million stamps in the offset process with micropainting "USA."
Postal Bulletin (April 19, 2001).