Most people have a special place in their hearts for dogs because they are just purely awesome! Now, everyone who agrees with this would surely appreciate the fact that the US Postal Service just released new stamps in honor of these animals.
While there are different types of dogs, they all possess a common denominator – everybody loves them! There are service dogs who ensure the safety of people with disabilities or illnesses, and there are military dogs who lay their lives on the line alongside our servicemen and women. These dogs serve our country and deserve all the honor and care that they could get.
This is exactly what the US Postal service had in mind when they released these new stamps featuring military dogs. The set has been dubbed as this year’s “forever” collection to honor the “nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs.”
As expected, they became an instant hit. Collectors and dog lovers would surely want to purchase a set of their own, and since they are incredibly popular, you would have to act fast to get your hands on these new stamps.
The stylized geometric illustrations beautifully portray images of the most common breeds of dogs in the military – German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, and Labrador Retrievers.
All the stamps have a red or blue background with a white star on it. The dogs are pictured either on their feet or sitting while sporting their work harnesses.
“As a military veteran and former law enforcement officer, I have the greatest appreciation for these animals and the service they provide. Today, these dogs are born and raised to serve alongside soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and women, and members of the Coast Guard. They are heroes deserving of our respect and gratitude,” said David C. Williams, vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.
According to the postal service: “The red, white and blue color scheme represents the American flag and the patriotism displayed by military working dogs.”
What do you think of these beautiful stamps? Would you purchase a set of your own?