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Blumenthal Proposes “Gold Star” Stamp to Honor Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat

In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law legislation establishing the first Gold Star Mothers stamp.

The original Gold Star Mothers stamp became available on September 21, 1948.

The first sheet of stamps were presented to Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan of Waterloo, Iowa, who lost five sons when an enemy torpedo sank the cruiser Juneau on November 13, 1942. Continue Reading →

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