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USPS Reveals New Stamps Honoring Military Working Dogs

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Military men and women are some of the hardest working Americans in the country.

Often by their side, however, are trusty companions that don’t always get the recognition they deserve — until now.

The United States Postal Service announced this week that it will unveil a new collection of stamps to honor military working dogs.

Available this year, the new stamps will feature four different dog designs including a German shepherd, a Labrador retriever, a Belgian Malinois and a Dutch shepherd.

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These dog breeds commonly serve in the armed forces alongside the men and women that protect our country.

Featured in the background of each military working dog stamp will be a white star. This star will appear in the center of the block of stamps, according to the USPS.

“The stylized digital illustrations are in red, white, blue and gold to represent the American flag and patriotism,” the USPS said.

The stamps will be sold in blocks of 20 stamps, honoring the loyalty and bravery of these military animals.

DKNG Studios created the artwork for the military dog stamps while art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps

Beyond the military working dog stamps, the USPS will also release four additional collections of stamps this year.

They include a star constructed of red, white and blue ribbon; an oil-on-linen painting of tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker, artwork designs from Ellsworth Kelly, and a set of engines from the Transcontinental Railroad.

Additional details on the full release date of the stamps have yet to be announced.

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Ceremonies will be held for the first-day-of-issue of each stamp collection by the USPS.

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