Veterans Day 2018 Pictorial Postmark & “Wreaths Across America Advances its Mission To Normandy”

On this Sunday, November 11th, 2018, it is Veterans Day and marks the solemn occasion of the Armistice Day Centennial. “… observed the ceasefire agreement in World War I in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That day would eventually become Veterans Day.”   

By the way, if you have not seen before, be sure to check out The United States World War One Centennial Commission websiteI’m including this 2018 November 11 partial screenshot of their landing page right now.

2018November11 Partial screenshot of The United States World War One Centennial Commission website

Veterans Day 2018 Pictorial Postmark

The Veterans Day 2018 Pictorial Postmark is for the General Patton Memorial Museum Veterans Day; date of November 11, 2018. It is available for requesting for the next 30 days. Details for ordering are available at the USPS Postal Bulletin Issue 22506 11-8-18.

Veterans Day 2018 Pictorial Postmark General Patton Memorial MuseumFor this next part, my sincere thanks to my local stamp club buddy, Jimmy, for our emails looking at yesterday and today’s pictorial postmark dates.

In looking at the two 100th Armistice Anniversary Pictorial Postmarks in my blog post yesterday, each has the date of November 10th.  “How” the selecting dates for Pictorial Postmarks work exactly is still a mystery. To net it out, the envelope cachet design for today’s date I’ll be sending off will recognize both Veterans Day 2018 and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice so that it has November 11th as its pictorial postmark cancel date.

Wreaths Across America 

Image from my October 2, 2018 blog post showing The Wreaths Across America Challenge Coin.

You will also want to read about the WAA upcoming December 1, 2018 event. Furthermore, this is in addition to their upcoming National Wreaths Across America Day on December 15, 2018.

“Today, Wreaths Across America is beyond thrilled to announce that it has been granted permission by the French authorities, on the basis of phytosanitary guarantees provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to place 9,387 Maine-made, balsam veterans’ wreaths on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, on the headstones of all U.S. service members laid to rest at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, located in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.” ….

World War I Turning the Tide Forever StampIn conclusion, I’m including several links from previous posts here at AnchoredScraps.

It is not too late for sending American Greetings Free Veterans Day eCards (11-09-2018) in case you meant to do so today.

As I’m closing today’s post, my sincere thanks to veterans and families!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today for my daily blog post encouraging letter writing –

USPS Postal Bulletin, Image USPS

US WWI Centennial Commission website

Wreaths Across America


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