Friday, June 13, 2008

Rally around the flags (stamps)!

Tomorrow is Flag Day. It's an important day to remember our Union. A lot of us sacrificed our livelihoods, even our lives so that future generations could freely gather around flags of our states and our union.

That's why I'm proud that the Postal Service will begin issuing the first set of 60 "Flags of Our Nation" stamps.

The stamps will salute the flags of the U.S., every state in the union, the five territories and the District of Columbia.

The first 10 of these U.S. flag stamps will come out tomorrow and include the Stars and Stripes, plus stamps depicting the state or territorial flags of Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut and Delaware.

They will be followed in alphabetical order by 10 more this fall. (District of Columbia through Kansas.) The Flags of Our Nation series will continue in 2009 and 2010, with four of the six groups of 10 to include a Stars and Stripes stamp.

What do you think? My favorite is the New Hampshire flag. “Live Free or Die,” baby! That was our rallying cry!

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