A number of years ago, I did a series of blogs on stamps honouring various people we often forget or never did know, let alone their achievements. However, in this case, stamp collector enthusiasts will probably be the exception.
I found it an interesting, worthwhile exercise learning about these people that we may ordinarily give little notice of as we mail our letters and packages. However, it seems especially appropriate that during this time of Truth and Conciliation, we should honour an Indigenous war hero, Sgt. Tommy Prince, by choosing his image to be on the newest stamp which will be available on Oct. 28. I learned of this recently on the news and thought it was worth sharing.
Other recent stamps of interest to me from 2022 include the March edition- Heroes of the COVID Pandemic, as it relates to my book Grounded which is a story about polio. Also, the May edition -Unsung Heroes: Women of World War ll, also speaks to women working in areas, not often considered for women as in the case of women working in scientific research during the search for a polio vaccine.
Watch for these and other topics in upcoming blogs.