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.