Captioned “Together We Will Rebuild Our City,” a new postage stamp depicting the moment of the Beirut Port explosion has been issued by Lebanon’s national post office, LibanPost.
The stamp, at a face value of 10,000 Lebanese pounds, is LibanPost’s contribution to the ongoing efforts to help rebuild Beirut after the blast.
“All the proceeds of this stamp will be donated to the Lebanese Civil Defense, a public emergency service that carries out patient transportation, search and rescue activities, and fire-fighting response,” LibanPost said in a statement.
The post company invited “fellow citizens, philatelists, and companies to join forces for that cause and participate in buying and promoting the sales of this stamp as a gesture of support and solidarity.”
The picture on the stamp shows the haunting giant red flame that erupted from the Port of Beirut, at the instant that the explosion occurred on the afternoon of August 4th.
On the left side of the stamp, the word “Beirut” is written in Arabic beneath the affirmation: “Together We Will Rebuild Our City.” The date 04.08.2020 is displayed under the city’s name, marking the fateful day of the blast.
In addition to announcing the new stamp in its statement, LibanPost expressed gratitude for the support that Lebanon has received in the aftermath of the explosion.
“We are also grateful for the various comforting expressions of solidarity we received from all over the world, and for all the individuals, corporations, organizations, institutions, and governments that have generously supported NGOs actively operating on the ground.”
On that note, it’s worth mentioning that these expressions of support and solidarity are still flowing in to this day, in various forms, from all around the world.