The U.S. Postal Service’s USS Arizona Memorial stamp was officially unveiled and dedicated at a special First Day of Issue ceremony Thursday.
Hundreds gathered at the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center, including former Sen. Daniel Akaka, several USS Arizona survivors and Rep. K. Mark Takai, who led the push for the commemorative stamp.
The Priority Mail Express stamp features an illustration of the USS Arizona Memorial created by artist Dan Cosgrove and designed by art director Phil Jordan.
“Using that across the country will help people who may not have as much knowledge of the history of this to see it and to reflect and remember what took place here,” said John Edgar, USPS vice president of information technology.
The stamp is available for purchase at post offices nationwide, online at USPS.com and by phone at 800-782-6724.