Nation’s Volunteer Firemen Honored by Postage Stamp

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Nation’s Volunteer Firemen Honored by Postage Stamp Dover, Delaware, was the scene of impressive ceremonies held in connection with the first day’s sale of the United States postage stamp issued by the nation commemorating three hundred years of “courageous, unselfish service and devotion to duty by our nation’s volunteer firemen.” The stamp, which is the first ever issued by the Government honoring the fire service, went on sale October 4, 1948, at the Post Office in that city as part of a two-day celebration participated in by the volunteer firemen of the area, and notable visitors. The opening ceremony took place in front of the postoffice with Dr. H. V. Holloway, former state superintendent of public instruction, as master of ceremonies. Patriotic music was furnished by the Smyrna, Del., Volunteer Firemen’s Band. The invocation was delivered by the Rev. O. A. Bartley, president of Wesley Junior College, with members of…

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