The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Saturday said it’ll pay tribute to former President George H.W. Bush by putting his image on a commemorative Forever stamp.
The agency highlighted aspects of Bush’s legacy in a news release, including that he “guided the United States through the end of the Cold War.”
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“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.
The agency scheduled a “first-day-of-issue ceremony” for June 12 at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, while noting that the date is the former commander in chief’s birthday,
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The image featured on the postage stamp is a painted portrait of the 41st president, which was based on a photo of him from 1997, according to the news release.
Bush was 94 years old when he died in November.
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