Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

In May of 2004, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp depicting the National World War II Memorial in Washngton, D.C.

The memorial honors the achievements and ideals of the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States during World War II.

It highlights one of two 43-foot memorial arches and shows a section of a curving row of 56 pillars, each representing one of the states, territories and District of Columbia that comprised the U.S. during World War II.

The memorial itself was designed by Providence, RI, architect Friedrich St.Florian, while the computer-generated image on the stamp was created by artist Tom Engeman.

Click here to visit National World War II Memorial Web site to search the electronic World War II Registry of Americans who contributed to the war effort, or add the name of a loved one.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM