Celebrate The Century: The 1980s Vietnam Veterans Memorial

painting of a soldier leaning on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall

Artist: Robert Rodriguez
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: January 12, 2000

Digital facsimile

This illustration of a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial offers a poignant reminder of the powerful reactions that stamps can inspire. Shortly after this stamp was issued, the brother of a man whose name appears just near the veteran’s hand contacted the Postal Service; he and his family had been deeply touched by the discovery.

Art of the Stamp