May 23, 2019
First Day of Issue Event June 12th at Bush Center in College Station, Acknowledging President Bush 95th Birthday
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Forever stamp honoring George Herbert Walker Bush, America’s 41st president, who died on November 30, 2018.
The first day of issue event for the stamps is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #GHWBushStamp or #USPresidentsStamps.
Pierce Bush, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Grandson of George H.W. Bush
Hon. Robert M. Duncan, Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service, and Dedicating Official
David B. Jones, President and CEO, George & Barbara Bush Foundation
Warren Finch, Director, George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Amb. Chase Untermeyer, Founding Chairman, Qatar-America Institute
Jean Becker, Former Chief of Staff, Office of George H.W. Bush
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. CDT
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
1002 George Bush Drive West
College Station, TX 77845
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/georgehwbush.
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924–2018), served as America’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993. During his term in office, he guided the U.S. and its allies to a peaceful end of the Cold War, helped reunify Germany, and led a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.
On the domestic front, President Bush signed historic civil rights legislation to integrate Americans with disabilities more fully into society. His Clean Air Act tightened air pollution standards and dramatically reduced urban smog and acid rain. George Bush also called and inspired millions of Americans to serve their communities with his vision of “a thousand points of light.”
In addition to serving as vice president under President Reagan, Bush held a number of other senior leadership roles including Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, and Director of Central Intelligence.
George H.W. Bush was the first sitting vice president elected president since Martin van Buren in 1836, and one of only two presidents to have a son who also served as Commander-in-Chief.
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide.
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