The Postal Service issued a nondenominated (forty-five cent value) Heroes of 2001 semi-postal stamp on June 7, 2002, in New York, New York. Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, designed the stamp, and Thomas E. Franklin, Bergen County, New Jersey, photographed it.
In honor of the American heroes who responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Heroes of 2001 semi-postal stamps offered the public a way to assist families of injured or killed emergency relief personnel. The stamp was valid for postage at the first-class rate of thirty-four cents plus an eleven-cent surcharge. The net proceeds from the surcharge were transferred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in accordance with the provisions of the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001.
Ashton-Potter, Ltd., printed two hundred and five million stamps in the offset process.
Postal Bulletin (May 16, 2002).