Clubs & Organizations

1991 29¢ World War II: Civil Defense Mobilizes Americans at Home
December 1, 1941

Founding of the Civil Air Patrol

On December 1, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), was established in Washington, DC. Unpaid volunteers formed the Civil Air Patrol, using privately owned aircraft and their own funds to support the military.

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1969 6¢ The American Legion
November 10, 1919

First Convention of the American Legion 

On November 10, 1919, the American Legion held its first convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Legion has been a champion for military service members for over a century.

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1940 5¢ Frances Elizabeth Willard Famous Americans Series – Educators
September 28, 1839

Birth of Frances Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was born on September 28, 1839, in Churchville, New York. She was a leading figure in the temperance and women’s suffrage movements in the late 1800s, though she wouldn’t live to see the passage of the 18th and 19th Amendments that achieved her goals.

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1950 3¢ American Bankers Association
July 20, 1875

American Bankers Association

On July 20, 1875, the first convention of the American Bankers Association (ABA) was held in Saratoga Springs, New York. The ABA works on behalf of banks of all sizes and is the largest financial trade group in the US.

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1967 5¢ Search for Peace, Lions International
July 5, 1967

Search for Peace Stamp & Essay Contest

On July 5, 1967, the US Post Office issued a 5¢ stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of Lions International as well as a special contest hosted by the organization.

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1980 15¢ Emily Bissell
May 31, 1861

Birth of Emily Bissell

Emily Perkins Bissell was born on May 31, 1861, in Wilmington, Delaware. Bissell was a noted social worker and activist, best known as the creator of America’s Christmas Seals program that raised money to fight tuberculosis.

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1931 2¢ Red Cross Issue
May 21, 1881

Birth of American Red Cross 

On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross.  With locations in every US state and territory, it’s grown to become one of the most recognizable crisis response organizations in the country. 

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1982 20¢ Aging Together
May 1, 1963

First Older Americans Month

On May 1, 1963, the US observed its first Senior Citizens Months, later renamed Older Americans Month. Since its inception, it has been a time to raise awareness of issues facing older Americans as well as honor their contributions to our nation.

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1949 3¢ Grand Army of the Republic
April 6, 1866

Grand Army of the Republic

On April 6, 1866, in Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson founded the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) to bring together Civil War veterans.  The GAR provided veterans with support and camaraderie and was influential in the creation of Memorial Day and more…

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