Friday, July 20, 2007

Flight 93 pictorial cancellation

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, PA reports the U.S. Postal Service will offer another Flight 93 pictorial cancellation commemorating the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.

It is the fifth pictorial cancellation offered at the Shanksville post office in honor of the 40 in-nocent passengers and crew killed in the crash.

The cancellation postmark bears the image of the Thunder Bell, located at the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, and will be available beginning Sept. 11, the sixth anniversary of the crash.

United Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville after it was hijacked by four Islamic terrorists. Rev. Alphonse T. Mascherino, chapel director is quoted as saying, “It draws attention to the heroes of Flight 93.”

“It’s important keep their memories alive,” he said. “A pictorial cancellation is one way to do that.”

Shown above is last year's cancel and cover.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM