The United States Postal Service (USPS) is honoring our nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs with a 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.
“These military dogs, and search-and-rescue dogs, are putting themselves on the line. They’re out in the front lines,” Diane Whetsel, head of the Sage Foundation that helps to provide funding for medical services that military dogs might need, told CNN.
US 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. “They’re treated exactly like a soldier, in every way, shape and form,” said Robin Ganzert, the president and CEO of the American Humane Association told CNN.
According to People Magazine, “The USPS will announce the release date of the Military Working Dogs stamp set in the future.” We’ll for sure be following this closely and will share on our VA The Fairway social media including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as more details are released.
The art on the stamps was created by DKNG Studios. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.