Pickup Trucks Get U.S. Postal Service Stamp of Approval

Jul 21, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the rugged and reliable work vehicles that Americans have driven for nearly a century with the dedication of the Pickup Trucks Forever stamps that highlight four iconic models: the 1938 International Harvester D-2; the 1948 Ford F-1; the 1953 Chevrolet; and the 1965 Ford F-100.

“The pickup truck embodies America’s strong work ethic-”the work it takes to transport the country’s building blocks, to operate our nation’s agricultural centers and to grow our businesses and communities,” said Jeff Williamson, U.S. Postal Service chief human resources officer and executive vice president. “They symbolize the strength, ruggedness and grit of the millions of hard working men and women that have and continue to build our great nation. For the significant contributions pickup trucks have made in molding this country’s landscape and revolutionizing how we transport ourselves and our goods, we proudly honor these four iconic trucks.”

Joining Williamson in the dedication ceremony were Syracuse Nationals Event Director Robert O’Connor; stamp artist Chris Lyons; North Syracuse Baptist Church Senior Pastor George Miller III; and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Chief Inspector Guy Cottrell, who served as master of ceremonies.

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