A new U-S postage stamp which honors veterans will debut in Waterloo this morning at 10 o’clock.Tom Hagerty, retail supervisor of the Waterloo Post Office and an Air Force veteran, says it’s an honor to have the 34-cent stamp first.The unveiling of the red-white-and-blue stamp will include a flag raising, a fallen soldier ceremony, echo taps, honor guards and a helicopter fly-over. Hagerty says the stamp features a waving American flag with the words “Honoring Veterans.” Hagarty expects a large crowd for the ceremony, with traffic that will include humvees, a tank and several buses from veterans’ facilities in Knoxville, Iowa City and Marshalltown.Hagarty pushed to have Waterloo chosen for the state’s only unveiling ceremony as it’s the hometown of many veterans including the five Sullivan brothers. All five were all killed during World War Two when their ship was torpedoed by a Japanese sub in the South Pacific.
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