Thursday, July 12, 2007

U.S. military academies offer commemorative envelope

This year’s military academy graduates received a salute from the Postal Service according to the USPS NewsLink. For the first time, local Post Offices attended all three graduation ceremonies, offering a commemorative envelope featuring the pictorial crest and motto of the academy’s graduating class.

At West Point, Postmaster Bob Maruschak said, “People from all over thought it was terrific for USPS to do this.”

Annapolis Postmaster George Olsen said, “We received lots of compliments. Some people were asking about getting the commemorative envelopes of the other academies.”

Air Force Academy Postmaster Vickie Clute said, “Cadets and graduation attendees appreciated the unique envelopes. The Air Force Academy wants us to do this every year,” she said.

The price is $10 each for envelopes from the Air Force and Naval academies and $8 for West Point. Customers can order them at the following addresses;

U.S. Military Academy
634 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996-9998

U.S. Naval Academy
1 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401-9998

U.S. Air Force Academy
5136 Community Center Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840-9998

Shown above is a customized stamp showing midshipmen graduating from the Naval Academy. For more on personalized military academy photo stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM