Friday, November 21, 2008

Bob Hope Honored With Postage Stamp

Bob Hope will be honored by a commemorative postage stamp to be released next spring.

According to the AP, "Hope died in 2003 and becomes the first person to benefit from a postal rule change allowing individuals to be honored on a stamp five years after their death. Before the rule change in 2007 people other than ex-presidents had to wait 10 years to become the subject of a stamp."

Mr. Hope was the first person declared an "honorary veteran" of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The design will be unveiled Monday in a ceremony at Ellis Island.


Blogger Carrie said...

A Great American. I'll be picking up a few sheets of those when they come out!

11:42 AM  

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