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Hometowns Honor Their Returning Veterans stamp, 1995

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Honoring Our World War II Heroes Whose Heroism Went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

This past Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, the United States Postal Service in conjunction with the Friends of the National World War II Memorial held a first day ceremony to dedicate the two set World WAR II Medal of Honor (MOH) Stamp. The ceremony was held at the World War II Memorial and was accorded a full military dedication under a beautiful sky and cool temperatures.

The Heat of Battle - German Soldiers Mail In World War II

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Upcoming Exhibition: “Mail Call” Opening Autumn 2011

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