UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA LIGHT HORSE FIRST DAY COVER 1968
An interesting First Day Cover showing the flag of the Philadelphia Light Horse.
The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry is a unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and is the oldest continuously serving unit in the United States military. Also known as the First City Troop, it was one of the first patriotic military organizations established in the American Revolution. It was organized in 1774 as the Light Horse of the City of Philadelphia, often referred to as the Philadelphia Light Horse.
During the Revolution, the troop fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, and Germantown. It often served as George Washington's personal bodyguard.
Today, the First City Troop continues to serve the nation, deploying overseas with the Pennsylvania National Guard in support of Army operations.
One 6 Cent Stamp.
Date of cancellation JUL 4 1948
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