Recycling Center Helps 'Stamps for the Wounded'
The center retrieved stamps from recycled envelopes, delivering them to the three local groups, who then passed them along to Stamps for the Wounded.
According to the article, "Stamps for the Wounded, in its 71st year, is a volunteer group that collects millions of stamps and related materials and gives them to wounded veterans for stamp collecting and stamp-based crafts. The organization was founded in 1942 by stamp collector Ernie Kehr."
Kehr had philatelic columns in numerous newspapers, including the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune, and Long Island’s Newsday. On radio and television, he promoted philately in over two thousand shows. He wrote several books, with the most popular one being “The Romance of Stamp Collecting” published in 1947.
Shown above, representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Daughters of American Colonists help package stamps at the Henry County Recycling Center.
For more on this story, click here.