Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti - Amist the Devastation through Stamps

The National Postal Museum's blog takes a look at Haiti's rich heritage through stamps and encourages Americans to donate to the relief effort.

As seen here many of Haiti's most enduring historical buildings have been destroyed by the January 12th earthquake including the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince.

According to the post, "Fifty years ago, Haiti celebrated the 100th anniversary of Occide Jeanty's birthday. Jeanty is one of Haiti's most famous musical composers. One of the three stamps issued on October 19, 1960 to honor Jeanty depicted the Presidential Palace in the background. Today, the Presidential Palace lies in ruins, a tragic reminder of the widespread and indiscriminate destruction caused by this natural disaster."

To learn more about how you can help the victims of the earthquake click here: CNN List of Relief Funds or the White House's Haiti Earthquake Relief Webpage

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