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Postal Service Delivers Stamp Honoring Lady Bird Johnson

Nov 30, 2012
Originally published on December 3, 2012 8:04 am

The U.S. Postal Service unveiled new stamps Friday honoring Lady Bird Johnson. The First Lady would have celebrated her 100th birthday next month.

The set features Johnson’s official White House portrait along with adaptations of five stamps first issued in the 1960’s. Those commemorate her legacy for preserving nature and beautifying cities.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center hosted a dedication ceremony for the stamps today. The center's officials say it's an important honor for Johnson and one that she deserves.

"She was a prolific letter writer and note writer and so it just seems appropriate that a stamp would be named after her. And it also tells a lot about her career and her legacy of conservation here," Susan Rieff, Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, says.

The stamps are “forever stamps” so they’ll always be equal to the value of the First-Class stamp.      

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