Armed Forces News

Part of the proceeds collected by U.S. Postal Service for a new semipostal first-class stamp on Dec. 2 will go toward helping those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The stamp bears artwork depicting a green plant growing from the ground, surrounded by fallen leaves. The Postal Service issues semipostal stamps at a premium price, with the difference in cost from conventional stamps earmarked generally for charities.
The American Red Cross, American Veteran Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project, and National Alliance on Mental Illness were among the sponsoring organizations that took part in the dedication of the Healing PTSD stamp. Besides veterans and service members, the proceeds will benefit first responders, health care providers, and others who suffer from PTSD. The stamps are available at post offices, or online at usps.com/shop.