Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day: A Good Day For Military Postal History

Janet Klug writes on the website, "My first foray into collecting military postal history was the discovery of a picture postcard my mother had kept since she was a girl. The postcard illustrates a little girl holding a butterfly. It was sent to mom from her uncle, who was in an evacuation hospital in Mesnes, France, in April 1919. Mom would have been 2 years old when she received the card."

She goes on to say, "Her Uncle Joe, recovering from war wounds in No. 24 ward, addressed the card to "Kiddo Berg" and asked if she was planting an 'after war garden.' This card sparked an interest in military postal history in me that has not subsided."

Klug points out, "Veterans Day, observed annually on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I, is a good time to thumb through your stamp albums and remember those whose heroic deeds earned them a place of honor on a postage stamp. There are many."

Shown above, American Library Association postcard expressing Christmas greetings from U.S. Expeditionary Forces in Siberia during WWI.

To read Janet Klug's entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM