Akron helps USPS dedicate new first responders stamp

October 10, 2018

Akron helps USPS dedicate new first responders stamp

AKRON, Ohio - Akron officials helped the United States Postal Service dedicate the new First Responders Forever stamp Wednesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

During a ceremony, Mayor Dan Horrigan, Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and Police Chief Kenneth Ball, along with representatives from the U.S. Postal Service, spoke about the importance of honoring first responders across the nation.

The stamp’s illustration shows three responders in profile poised for action: a firefighter, an emergency medical service worker and a law enforcement officer.

“This simple yet poignant illustration is a reminder that our first responders turn and rush towards danger, and towards the unknown, every single day,” Horrigan said in a news release. “It is important that we take time to reflect on and show appreciation for their service.”

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