SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A new commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service honors first responders across the country, including firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who assisted during a wildfire and a deadly mudslide in the Montecito, California, area.
KSBY-TV reports that media giant and Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey gave local first responders a personal thanks during a Friday stamp ceremony.
The stamp depicts a firefighter, paramedic and police officer in red, white and blue.
Winfrey described the first responders who worked during the Thomas Fire and the Jan. 9 mudslide as brave and undaunted.
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Teen Lauren Cantin, who was rescued from mud by first responders, sang “God Bless America” at the ceremony. Her father and brother were killed in the mudslide.
Information from: KSBY-TV, http://www.ksby.com/