Post Office to Unveil New Stamp
Oct. 01, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new postage stamp reflecting the surge of patriotism in the wake of the terrorist attacks will be unveiled Tuesday by the Postal Service.
The design of the 34-cent stamp will be made public by Robert F. Rider, chairman of the postal governing board, and Postmaster General John E. Potter.
Reportedly it will show a large American flag above the words ``United We Stand.''
While this stamp is planned for the standard first-class rate, some members of Congress have proposed a stamp with a surcharge to raise money for the families of those killed at the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
Currently there is a surcharged stamp on sale to raise funds to fight breast cancer, but that is scheduled to go off sale.
Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and Christopher Shays, R-Conn., have introduced a bill to create the new surcharged stamp at a rate of 40 cents, with the extra 6 cents designated for the families.
Other proposals have also been made, including legislation to create a stamp to help the families of the New York rescue workers and to produce a national commemorative coin.