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    March on Washington Stamp Completes USPS Civil Rights Series

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    Right on time for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington – the US Postal Service has released the “1963 March on Washington” limited-edition Forever stamp. The stamp is the final piece to the 3-part civil rights series commemorating courage, strength and equality in America by the USPS.

    Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), the last surviving speaker at the March on Washington, participated in the nationwide unveiling of the stamp. 
    It is so appropriate and so fitting for the United States Postal Service to issue this Forever stamp on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington,” said Lewis. “The march was one of the turning points in the on-going struggle for civil rights and social justice in America. In the years to come, when individuals use this stamp, they will be reminded of the distance we have come and the progress we have made as a nation. And they will be reminded of the civic duty of every American to stand up for what is right in our democracy.
    The limited-edition 2013 Civil Rights Series includes 3 USPS commemorative forever-stamps marking the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (Released in January), while the second Forever stamp honored Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birth (Released in February)
     
    They are sure to be a popular hit this weekend, make sure to get yours today!
     
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