Wednesday, June 13, 2007

President Ford to be honored with stamp

The Associated Press is reporting that former President Gerald R. Ford will honored on a new 41-cent postage stamp to be issued Aug. 31.
Shown unveiling the Ford stamp Monday night in a USPS photo are, from left, PMG Jack Potter, Vice President Dick Cheney, Susan Ford Bales, Steven Ford, Jack Ford and Michael Ford.
According to the AP, "Traditionally, presidents are honored with a commemorative stamp around the time of their next birthday anniversary, following their death. Ford's birthday was July 14, but his family selected the August release date, postal officials said. "
The stamp art is a portrait of Ford painted by Michael Deas, who has produced several stamp images for the Postal Service. His work also has appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM