Sample Invitation

[Insert Date]
[Insert Name]
[Insert Title]
[Insert Name of Organization]
[Insert Street Address]
[Insert City, State, ZIP+4]

Attention: Scheduler

Dear [Insert Title and Name]:

On behalf of the [Insert Name of District or Post Office] and the United States Postal Service®, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the dedication of the Flags of Our Nation postage stamps at [Insert Exact Loca­tion] on [Insert Date] at [Insert Time]. While this coil of stamps honors 10 state flags, our ceremony will highlight the special role of the [Insert State Name] state flag stamp.

Flags of Our Nation stamps celebrate a new multi-stamp series, in coil form, featuring the Stars and Stripes, the 50 state flags, five territorial flags, and the District of Columbia flag. Ten stamps will be issued in the spring (Stars and Stripes, plus Alabama through Delaware), followed by 10 more in the fall (District of Columbia through Kansas). The same process will be repeated in 2009 and 2010 for a total of 60 stamp designs. Four of the six groups of 10 will include a Stars and Stripes stamp.

At the dedication ceremony, you will be invited to speak briefly about the significance of the [Insert State Name] state stamp. We plan a unique photo opportunity for the dedication and expect significant press coverage of the ceremony. We hope you will join us to commemorate our past and celebrate our future by renewing the common bonds of the American experience.

Please confirm your participation by calling [Name of Contact] at [Telephone Number] by [Cut-Off Date]. We look forward to having you join us at the event.



[Insert District Manager or Postmaster’s Name]
[“District Manager” or “Postmaster”]
U.S. Postal Service
[Insert City, State, ZIP+4]