Vets' Corner

Disabled American Vets’ stamp effort needs support

Compiled by Frank Matranga

Later this month a decision may be reached on whether the United States Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of DAV in 1920. Because these decisions are now made years in advance, and in this case possibly later this month, we need your help in requesting that members of the House of Representatives lend their support to the DAV commemorative stamp effort.

Although Congress no longer passes legislation to require the USPS to issue specific commemorative stamps as a rule, Members of the House can still express their support for stamps that honor important historical events, such as the founding of DAV shortly after World War I.

Reps. Bruce Poliquin, of Maine, and Tim Walz, of Minnesota, have drafted a letter to be sent to the U.S. Postmaster General on behalf of themselves and other representatives backing the DAV stamp request. This letter will also be shared with the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, which is expected to meet later this month to make a recommendation on the DAV stamp request.

This congressional letter is currently being circulated in the House seeking additional signers as a strong demonstration of congressional support for the DAV stamp, and we need your help in securing additional signatures from your elected officials.

Please use the prepared email to ask your representative to sign onto the letter prepared by Reps. Poliquin and Walz in order to show their support for all of the men and women who have been a part of DAV for almost a century, and to honor all disabled veterans.

To send a message, go online to

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These veterans died on these dates

Sherman Colin Hay, Sept. 12, 1948 — March 10, 2017, joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed near the DMZ in Vietnam

James Harold Duke, July 5, 1933 — April 6, 2017, James was retired from the U.S. Navy

Larry Cooper, April 7, 2017, served in the U.S. Navy

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