The post office recently relocated from its previous location, behind the Fort Lewis commissary, to 4170 Kaufman Ave., located on the traffic circle near the Main Post Chapel.
The stamp, originally issued in 2003, features the Purple Heart medal-awarded to service members who are wounded as the result of actions by an enemy force. The re-issue to be unveiled Thursday will bear the 42-cent denomination.
There are more than 900 Purple Heart recipients currently assigned to Fort Lewis. The medal was created by General George Washington. The current version on the medal bears Washington‚Äôs likeness.
Soldiers and veterans who have received the Purple Heart medal are invited to attend the dedication as honored guests and will receive a commemorative stamp and pin.
“This is an opportunity to express our appreciation to the men and women who have sacrificed for the freedoms each of us enjoy.” Robert Galtrude, U.S.P.S. Tacoma postmaster, said.