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Postal Pointers: USPS issues Lady Bird Johnson stamp

December 26, 2012
By DEBRA MITCHELL , Lehigh Acres Citizen

To celebrate the centennial birth year of Lady Bird Johnson, the United States Postal Service has issued a commemorative Forever Stamps sheet of six stamps.

The stamps are on sale nationwide.

The stamp honoring Johnson who was married to President Lyndon B. Johnson - features her official White House portrait, as well as the artwork of stamps originally issued in the 1960s to encourage planting flowers to beautify America.

The Lady Bird Johnson souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from the former first lady reflecting her belief that the environment is common ground and a black-and-white image taken from a family photograph shot in 1963.

Lady Bird Johnson's impact on society continues to be felt by many today. Anyone who drives our nation's highways still benefits from her leadership in transforming the American landscape and helping to preserve its natural beauty.

During her lifetime, Lady Bird Johnson was recognized for many achievements related to her advocacy for the environment, including the passing of The Highway Beautification Act of 1965.

Mr. Zip's tip

The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box address to allow employees and the public to send condolences to those affected by last week's tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown, P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.

Thousands of letters are pouring in from around the world.

Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship in their hands and to read those kind words at a time and place that supports their pace of healing.

Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.

 
 

 

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