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World War I stamp dedicated

Four men in World War I era uniforms stand near stamp poster
Members of the Fort Riley Doughboy Honor Guard, which presented the colors at the World War I: Turning the Tide dedication ceremony, stand near a stamp poster.

USPS honored the Americans who experienced one of the seminal conflicts of the 20th century at last week’s World War I: Turning the Tide stamp dedication ceremony.

The 1914-1918 war reshaped the map of Europe and thrust the United States to the forefront of major world powers.

“World War I was the first truly global war,” General Counsel Tom Marshall said at the July 27 dedication. “It was unprecedented in its size and scope, in the use of technology, and in social, political and economic impacts that we see to this day.”

Other speakers at the event, which was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, recalled the effect of the war on the American homefront, where songs like “Over There” helped galvanize the nation’s spirits.

World War I: Turning the Tide features a close-up of a member of the American Expeditionary Force holding a U.S. flag. The background shows an airplane in flight and smoke rising from a battlefield.

The stamp is available at Post Offices and

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