USPS Honoring Military Working Dogs
The United States Postal service just released their 2019 Special Stamp Program. Included will be military working dogs.
The Postal Service honors the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs with this new booklet of 20 stamps. Each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds — German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd — that commonly serve in America’s armed forces. The background of each stamp features a detail of a white star. A star appears in the center of each block. The stylized digital illustrations are in red, white, blue and gold to represent the American flag and patriotism. The art was created by DKNG Studios. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.
U.S .war dogs also have their own memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey. While the memorial was originally built to remember those dogs that served in Vietnam, it honors all dogs that have served in the military. The USPS has previously and appropriately honored U.S. veterans; these dogs are veterans as well and have saved countless human lives.
Approximately 2,300 working dogs currently serve on US military bases across the globe, dating back to Sgt. Stubby.