Forever stamp dedicated to U.S. Coast Guard
The guard celebrated the anniversary at its Douglas A. Munro Headquarters in Washington D.C. with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft and Postmaster General Megan Brennan participating in a dedication of the commemorative stamp on Tuesday.
The stamp shows two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as America’s Tall Ship; and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, one of the Coast Guard’s rescue aircraft.
“Stamps tell America’s story, and it is a great honor for the Coast Guard to be memorialized on our 225th anniversary in the Forever Stamp collection," Zukunft said. "For 225 years, the Coast Guard has proven its enduring value to our nation. We warmly welcome this tribute and the opportunity to share our story with the nation we serve."
Brennan spoke to the significance of the service being featured on the Forever stamp.
“The Coast Guard is truly a symbol of safety to all Americans," she said. "Those who live in a coastal community, or spend time on our waterways and shores, know that the Coast Guard does whatever it takes to ensure that they are safe and protected."