WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the U.S. Coast Guard on its 225th anniversary earlier this month by dedicating a “Forever” stamp to honor its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing maritime interests.
The stamp shows two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship,” and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the standard rescue aircraft of the Coast Guard.
Aviation artist William Phillips of Ashland, Ore., painted the image.
“Stamps tell America’s story, and it is a great honor for the Coast Guard to be memorialized on our 225th anniversary in the Forever Stamp collection,” said Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft.
“For 225 years, the Coast Guard has proven its enduring value to our nation. We warmly welcome this tribute and the opportunity to share our story with the nation we serve.”