Arago: Korean War Veterans Memorial Issue

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Korean War Veterans Memorial Issue

The Postal Service issued a 37-cent Korean War Veterans Memorial commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps on July 27, 2003, in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, and photographed by John W. Alli, Catonsville, Maryland.

This stamp honors the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, which recognizes the sacrifices of those who served during the Korean conflict. The year 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the armistice that ended the hostilities. The memorial features nineteen stainless-steel statues of servicemen from the army, the marines, the navy, and the air force. Shown marching in a wedge formation as if on patrol, these statues represent an ethnic cross section of the United States. The photograph on the stamp shows the memorial just before dawn and shrouded in heavy snow that fell during a storm in January 1996.

The stamp was printed by offset process, Microprint "USPS". Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. printed 86.8 million stamps.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (June 26, 2003).


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