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POUGHKEEPSIE POST OFFICE MARKS THE ISSUANCE OF AIDS AWARENESS STAMP

 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poughkeepsie Post Office will participate in two special events on Dec. 1 in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service's issuance of the AIDS Awareness commemorative stamp.
 At noon, a ceremony will take place in the Poughkeepsie Main Post Office, located at 55 Mansion St. Acting Poughkeepsie Postmaster John Viola will preside over the event, during which the new stamp will be dedicated. Guest speakers include Peter Morrissey, Manager of Post Office Operations, Westchester District, and Nancy Arena of the Dutchess County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and a representative of the "Day Without Art" Celebration & Remembrance. Also scheduled to attend are Dutchess County Executive William Steinhauf, and State Sen. Stephen Saland.
 The new AIDS Awareness stamp and a cancellation designed to commemorate the ceremony will be available after the even and throughout the course of the day.
 By hosting the event, the Poughkeepsie Post Office is joining post offices nationwide in marking the Dec. 1 issuance of the AIDS Awareness stamp. With the release of the stamp, the Postal Service joins the American Association for World Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and The Points of Light Foundation in raising awareness about the disease. The issuance is in conjunction with World AIDS Day, a day observed internationally each year on Dec. 1. World AIDS Day is an organized effort designed to provide education and awareness on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
 Later in the day, postal representatives will be on hand at the "Day Without Art" 4th Annual Celebration & Remembrance being held at the Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street. The representatives, who will be present between 7 and 11 p.m., will be making AIDS Awareness stamp available and will once again be offering a special cancellation commemorating the day's activities.
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 /CONTACT: Andy Sozzi or John Viola of the U.S. Postal Service, 212-613-8755 or 914-452-3421/


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