U.S. Postal Service releases stamp to raise money for veterans with PTSD

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WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service has issued a new semipostal stamp that is now available at Post Offices nationwide. The First-Class stamps will sell for 65 cents, a price that includes a 10-cent premium to be donated to veterans causes.

The “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamps, now released nationwide, are First-Class Mail postage stamps.

Art director Greg Breeding designed them using art by Mark Laita which features a photo illustration showing a green plant sprouting up from brown, fallen leaves, with the words “Healing PTSD.” The design is meant to symbolize the healing that takes place after trauma causing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The stamps were released days ago, but after a computer glitch, there was a delay that was corrected Dec. 2, so the stamps should now be available in Post Offices across the United States.

As Military.com reports, the “Healing PTSD” stamp follows two other military-themed stamps released recently, including the Military Working Dogs Forever stamp and the Purple Heart Forever stamp which was released in October and represents the medal given to soldiers wounded by enemies in action.

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