Rep. John Larson, D-1st District.
Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012, 5:23 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 May 2012, 5:23 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's U.S. Rep. John Larson is unveiling plans for a special stamp to help raise money for veterans' causes.
The 2012 "Victory for Veterans Stamp," inspired by World War II-era victory stamps, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday at the state Capitol.
Larson will be joined by members of the state's veteran's community.
The special supplementary stamp has no postal value. Priced at 21 cents, it will help fund veterans' employment and training programs, paying down the national debt and supporting operations at the U.S. Postal Service, which is one of the largest employers of veterans in the country.
Larson's office said nearly 100 Democratic and Republican members of Congress have co-sponsored the bill creating the stamp. The lead Republican co-sponsor is Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania.