The United States Postal Service announced on April 6 that it is issuing a commemorative Forever stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush.
Bush died in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94 and was buried alongside his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin.
Before his presidency, Bush served in World War II, served as a Texas congressman, CIA director and was Ronald Reagan’s vice president.
Bush was America’s 41st president, serving in the White House from 1989 to 1993.
— Bush Library (@Bush41Library) April 9, 2019
The stamp was made available for pre-order on April 6 and will be available for delivery following a first-day-of-issue ceremony, set to be held on Bush’s birthday, June 12, at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Great honor to be with Bush family and our advisory council members @Bush41Library for the unveiling today of the new @USPS postage stamp that will be released this June in honor of the 41st President’s 95th birthday. pic.twitter.com/b0vAxYj8q8
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 7, 2019
On April 6, the United States Postal Service unveiled the stamp, a portrait of Bush painted by artist Michael J. Deas based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
“Great honor to be with Bush family and our advisory council members @Bush41Library for the unveiling today of the new @USPS postage stamp that will be released this June in honor of the 41st President’s 95th birthday,” Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted from the ceremony.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 7, 2019
“The 41st president guided the United States through the end of the Cold War and drove the creation of a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War,” The USPS wrote in the news relese.
“An advocate for public service, Bush explained his vision of a nation of volunteers as ‘a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.'”
The USPS said that the stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, meaning it will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
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