This year for June 06, 2016 blog post I wanted to share the D-Day Stamp and Letters written after D-Day – from my blog post last year on this date remembering June 6, 1944 the day of the Normandy landings (D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
About the D-Day Stamp
The Allies in Normandy, D-Day, June 6, 29-cent stamp shown was issued on June 6, 1994 and one of the stamps in the 1994 World War II Issue.
“The Postal Service commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of World War II with the issuance of a miniature sheet of ten 29-cent stamps, on June 6, 1994, on the USS Normandy. “The 1994: Road to Victory” miniature sheet was the fourth in a series of five issues through 1995 commemorating major events of World War II.
Also on June 6, a ceremony was held at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, where the miniature sheets as well as the USS Normandy First Day of Issue cancellation were available….”
“In addition to a commemorative sheet, the Postal Service offered the fourth of five golden anniversary stamp collections. The year’s release was entitled “1944: Road to Victory” and featured a forty-page hardcover book that included an overview of the history of the events and subjects depicted on the stamps, two 1944 commemorative stamp sheets, and special mounts for positioning one sheet and individual stamps on key pages….”
Letters written after D-Day
My blog post on this day last year was on Letters written after D-Day. It begins with:
“June 6, 1944 was the day of the Normandy landings (D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Today’s blogpost is sharing this website by PBS with letters written by American soldiers in Europe after D-Day. These letters are included in the “Letters from the Front” part of the American Experience D-Day website by PBS for the film D-Day” … To read my entire blog post from last year click here.
Just like last year’s blog post I am closing today with:
“The words on this plaque “In Memory of the Allied Invasion of Europe on 6th June 1944” is how I’m closing out today’s blog post. Thank you for reading today’s post with me as we honor their memory.”
D-Day Stamp and Letters written after D-Day – Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Image above upper left US Stamp #2838c – 1994 29c WWII, Allies in Normandy, D-Day Mystic Stamp Company
Excerpt US Postal Museum Arago 1994 World War II Issue
US Postal Museum Arago 1994 World War II Issue 29c Troops Running From Landing Craft single Scott Catalogue USA: 2838c
AnchoredScraps.com blog post Letters written after D-Day June 06, 2015 written by Helen Rittersporn