Friday, July 27, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson to Get Stamp

Lady Bird Johnson will be recognized by the U.S. Postal Service during the year marking the centennial of her birth with a commemorative Forever Stamp.

According to a press release put out by USPS, "Mrs. Johnson — who was married to the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson — will feature her official White House portrait as well as the artwork of stamps originally issued in the 1960s to encourage planting flowers to beautify America."

The stamps will be issued for sale nationwide this December.

Mrs. Johnson passed away in 2007 at the age of 94.

Shown above, Official White House portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, painted in 1968.

Click here to watch Lady Bird Johnson holding a press conference in1969 to address conservation and highway beautification and announces the release of four nature-themed postage stamps (shown above) that will served as messengers for her cause.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM