New Old Glory Stamp Design Honors 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner

Check out the new Old Glory stamp design

Recently unveiled was the brand new commemorative stamp design that is meant to honor the American flag. The launch of the new stamp is part of a year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

This stamp is actually part of a popular line called the ‘forever’ stamps. That name was chosen because they continue to be valid even if the cost of postage rises.

Old Glory Forever Stamp
The new Forever stamp featuring Old Glory is part of a year of events celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

The new stamp features Old Glory front and center with red and white fireworks behind her. The colorful explosion represents the ‘rockets’ red glare’ as described in the National Anthem. The word ‘Forever’ sits on the bottom with the year, 2014.

According to the Maryland Historical Society, the brand new stamp was introduced to the public at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. This event is only one in a series to honor the Star Spangled Banner throughout the year.

Later in the year from June 14 (Flag Day) to July 6th, a special exhibit will unite the original American flag with the original manuscript of the “Star Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key. That event is sure to be an amazing and historic one.

Source: Baltimore Sun

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