Support Our Veterans By Purchasing Purple Heart Postage Stamps
by Debra J. Mitchell – United States Postal Service
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
Lee, Collier and Charlotte county residents are encouraged to purchase the Purple Heart FOREVER postage stamp during the month of November. To celebrate Veterans Day November 12 and the opening of the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Cape Coral, post offices are tracking sales of this stamp through December 15. A framed enlargement of the stamp will be presented at the grand opening of the V. A. Outpatient Clinic with a dedication plaque noting the total number of stamps purchased.
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S.military with the Purple Heart with Ribbon FOREVER stamp. The postage stamp has a 45-cent value and will be valid for FIRST CLASS postage forever, regardless of any increase in postage rates.
FIRST CLASS postage rates will increase to 46-cents in January 2013, so this is a great time to stock up on the Purple Heart FOREVER stamp.
And here’s the best news – a trip to the Post Office isn’t necessary to participate in this promotion. You can mail your request for the stamps to; Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Ter, Cape Coral, Fl 33991. Include a check payable to Postmaster for sheets of 20 stamps @ $9.00 per sheet. Be sure to include your full name and return address. Stamps will be mailed to you. No sales tax or shipping fees will be charged.
Please show your support and buy your Purple Heart stamps today!
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