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News Post Today - Winston Salem NC February 2012
Lawrence Joel's Medal of Honor on exhibit and rare documents, February 22. 2012 at Joel Luncheon
News Post 1 - Fort Bragg Honors Lawrence Joel
October 21, 2011 Fort Bragg honored Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Lawrence Joel (deceased). The dedication of Lawrence Health and Dental Clinic at Fort Bragg, NC was a public re-dedication ceremony as part of BRAC Base realignment. Joel Clinic is 65,641 square feet, the largest freestanding clinic on Fort Bragg. It is the most diverse medical clinic, as well. and offers four separate services in one facility serving over 20,000 active duty soldiers and their family members, retirees and their family members. Joel Clinic is the last healthcare stop at Fort Bragg for soldiers deploying overseas to war zones and other locations. Prior to BRAC base closing, other previous military honors included Lawrence Joel Health and Dental Clinic at Fort McPherson Georgia and Joel Auditorium at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.
News Post 2 - Lawrence Joel inducted into the Hall Of Honor in July 2011, Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
News Post 3 Las Vegas, NV, March 2011
Now on Display - Replica of Lawrence Joel uniform on display at American Legion, Las Vegas, NV. Info contact Bob Pilkington, Managing Director,Southern Nevada Medal of Honor Memorial (775) 513-8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News Post 4 Arlington National Cemetery, VA May 2011
Soldiers hold prayer vigil at Lawrence Joel grave site
News Post 5
Preserve Fort McPherson Property, Atlanta, GA, as a 'National Historical Landmark'
40 Historical Architecture Buildings, former home of approximately 150 U.S. Army Generals
contact: Ms. Nettles, Historian and Historic Site Preservation Organizer, Fort McPherson, GA
Although the Military Base is closing due to BRAC, the beautiful property site itself represents our nation's military history for 'one hundred twenty-five years (1885-2010). In 1867, McPherson Barracks initially consisted of wood frame structures built on 53 acres of land leased for $1000 per year. Today the Army Post is 504.9 acres of land. This total acreage contains residential, commercial, administrative and industrial building and woodlands.
News Post Alert!
The Lawrence Joel Gallery has limited the number of photos and videos we display due to past intellectual property rights infringement. Past intellectual property infringements include Big and Rich Singing Duo, Niles Harris, Kenny Alpine, John Rich. We DO NOT endorse the "8th of November DVD" nor use of Lawrence Joel's name for selling their DVD or related products.. Only Government and Non-Profit Org are permitted use of Lawrence Joel items (name, images), please contact us. Thank you
United States Post Office Nomination Rules and Procedure
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
The U.S. Postal Service is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery.
Many of the subjects chosen to appear on U.S. stamps and postal stationery are suggested by the public. Each year, the Postal Service receives from the American public thousands of letters proposing stamp subjects. Every stamp suggestion meeting criteria is considered, regardless of who makes it or how it is presented.
On behalf of the Postmaster General, the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) is tasked with evaluating the merits of all stamp proposals. Established in 1957, the Committee provides the Postal Service with a "breadth of judgment and depth of experience in various areas that influence subject matter, character and beauty of postage stamps."
The Committee's primary goal is to select subjects of broad national interest for recommendation to the Postmaster General that are both interesting and educational. In addition to Postal Service's extensive line of mail use stamps, approximately 20 new subjects for commemorative stamps are recommended each year. Stamp selections are made with all postal customers in mind, not just stamp collectors. A good mix of subjects, both interesting and educational, is essential.
Committee members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Postmaster General. The Committee is composed of a maximum of 15 members whose backgrounds reflect a wide range of educational, artistic, historical and professional expertise. All share an interest in the stamp program and the needs of the mailing public.
The Committee itself employs no staff. The Postal Service's Stamp Development group manages Committee administrative matters, maintains Committee records and responds to as many as 50,000 inquiries received annually recommending stamp subjects and designs.
The Committee meets four times yearly. At these two day meetings, the members review all eligible proposals that have been received since the previous meeting. No in-person appeals by stamp proponents are permitted. The criteria established by this independent group ensure that stamp subjects have stood the test of time, are consistent with public opinion and have broad national interest. The members also review and provide guidance on artwork and designs for stamp subjects that are scheduled to be issued.
The Stamp Selection Process
Stamp proposals are to be submitted in writing to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. This allows everyone the same opportunity to suggest a new stamp subject. Subjects should be submitted at least three years in advance of the proposed date of issue to allow sufficient time for consideration and for design and production, if the subject is approved. All eligible subjects are reviewed by the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee regardless of how they are submitted, i.e., stamped cards, letters or petitions.
Stamp proposals are to be submitted in writing to the following address:
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432
After a proposed subject is determined not to violate the criteria set by CSAC, the subject is listed on the CSAC's agenda for its next meeting. The CSAC considers all new proposals and takes one of two actions: it may reject the new proposal or it may set it aside for consideration for future issuance. If the proposal is rejected, it may be resubmitted to the Committee again, no sooner than three years after the rejection date.
Proponents are not advised if a subject has been approved for issuance until a general announcement is made to the public. While the Postal Service relies heavily upon the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for its advice, it has the exclusive and final authority to determine both subject matter and designs for U.S. postal stamps and postal stationery.
Artwork for Stamp Designs
Once a subject is approved, the Postal Service relies heavily on art directors under contract to the Postal Service for the selection of artists who will execute the designs. Stamp designing is an unusual art form requiring exacting skill in portraying a subject within very small dimensions. Due to the demands of stamp design and reproduction requirements, it is our policy not to review nor accept unsolicited artwork.
Professional artists who may wish to be considered for a design assignment should request a copy of the Creating U.S. Postage Stamps brochure from the following address:
U.S. Postal Service
ATTN: Stamp Design
1735 North Lynn Street, Suite 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432