The stamp portrays three first responders as they race into action.
Farmingville, NY - Sept. 20, 2018 - On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) joined the U.S. Postal Service and local first responders for the dedication ceremony of the Honoring First Responders Stamp. The stamp portrays three first responders as they race into action. First is a firefighter carrying an axe, second is an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) worker with an emergency bag, and third is a law-enforcement officer shining a flashlight. The dark background and signs of smoke around the figures suggest the wide range of situations that demand the immediate attention of a first responder.
“Our nation’s first responders put their lives on the line each and every day to protect ours, and they have earned nothing less than our utmost gratitude,” said Congressman Zeldin after the dedication ceremony. “It is so important that in everything we do we honor these brave men and women for their service to our communities and nation. Now as we mail letters and cards to our family, friends and loved ones, we will always be reminded that their safety and security is thanks to our local first responders.”