This Friday's release of a postage stamp honoring American movie great James Stewart will be celebrated in Stewart's hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
A first day of sales ceremony will be held at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, while another ceremony will be held the same day at Universal Studios here in California.
The stamp features Stewart as he looked in a publicity photo for THE STRATTON STORY in 1949.
I recently had the opportunity to see the wonderful patriotic short WINNING YOUR WINGS, which is an Air Force recruiting film Stewart made with director John Huston during 1942. It served as a timely reminder that Stewart was not only a beloved film legend, but also an American patriot who served his country, eventually reaching the rank of Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve.
Our nation's history is richer in many ways because of James Stewart. I'm looking forward to celebrating his life by picking up some of these stamps in the near future.