USPS issues new Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp

USPS continues to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the new Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp.

The new Forever Stamp differs from the 2011 version with a slightly larger image of the Medal and on a white background.

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action. According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization for combat-wounded veterans, the medal is “the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and the first award made available to a common soldier.”

Purple Heart Medal Forever stamps can be purchased at Post Offices nationwide, online at and by phone at 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724).

Post Offices are encouraged to sell current inventories of the Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp before ordering the new version.