A new stamp being premiered by the U.S. Postal Service in September will honor first responders, with a dedication ceremony being planned for Montana.
The new "forever" stamp depicts a firefighter, EMS provider, and police officer. It is due for release September 13. The USPS will hold a dedication ceremony that day at the Montana Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, with hopes that responders can celebrate across the country.
"Emergencies of various types occur in our communities every day, from crimes and medical incidents to accidents and fires," the USPS noted in its release about the stamp's debut. "These critical situations require men and women who possess the training and knowledge to rescue the endangered, treat the injured, and restore safety and order. With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery."
Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp. Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell will lead the ceremony.