Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A new stamp hopes to call attention to the importance of jury duty will be released today at the Manhattan State Supreme Court in New York City. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will be the highlight of the Juror Appreciation Day celebration, an annual event that salutes New York jurors.
Mary Anne Gibbons, senior vice president, general counsel of the Postal Service will co-host the ceremony along with Chief Judge Judith Kaye of New York. Both will speak about the importance of jury service. A group of nationally known celebrities who have performed jury service in New York will also participate in the event.
Gibbons is quoted in a USPS news release as saying, "Serving on a jury is an important part of public service to ourcommunities. It is a role that should be taken most seriously. This stamp is an excellent way to highlight its significance."
To read the entire release, click here.