For the second
time in a few short months, the South Florida District has been selected to
host a national First-Day-Of-Issue (FDOI) stamp dedication ceremony. In
November, it was the Hanukkah stamp at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, and in
February, Fort Lauderdale will host the Patriotic nonprofit stamp
dedication ceremony at the city's War Memorial Auditorium.
non-denominated Patriotic Nonprofit stamp will be dedicated during the American
Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) Winter Postage Stamp Show at the Fort
Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium at 800 NE 8 Street. Plans for the three-day event (February 10-12) are being finalized. The date and
time of the dedication ceremony will be announced in the blog and in a Newsbreak.
Nonprofit stamp features the letters “USA” in blue, accompanied by a bright red
star on a white background with a blue border. To create the new design, the
2016 USA stamp art was rendered slightly smaller to accommodate the blue
border. Intended for bulk mailings by authorized nonprofit organizations, this
stamp will be issued in coils of 10,000.
In 1950, the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial
Auditorium opened its doors as a multi-purpose facility owned and operated
by the city. Shortly after the auditorium opened, the city decided that it
would be a living memorial to the veterans and fallen of World War II. The
names of hard-fought WWII battles radiate from the seal on the lobby
floor. The Korean and Vietnam Wars are also remembered, and in the mid
1970’s, the Gold Star Mothers donated a statue of a Vietnam solider which was
placed in the lobby. In November 2009, the City honored our men and women who
served in the armed forces with the rededication of the Korean War-era F-86