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USPS to issue Alabama stamp February 234e

The United States Postal Service announced in a press release that it will recognize Alabama’s bicentennial with the issuance of a statehood stamp.

The USPS will host a First-Day-Of-Issuance (FDOI) stamp dedication at Constitution Hall Park in Huntsville at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The event is free and open to the public.

The press release notes that Alabama officially became a state on Dec. 14, 1819, making it the 22nd state in the union.

“Alabama’s rich history stretches from its earliest inhabitants and settlement by European colonists to its significant role in the civil rights movement and its participation in the nation’s space program,” the press release states. “The state was at the center of many important events in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, including the 1965 Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, a route now commemorated as a National Historic Trail.”

The stamp features a photograph taken at sunset at Cheaha State Park near Birmingham.

The Alabama stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, meaning that it will always be equal in value to the current First Class Mail price.

Stamps can be purchased at a local post office location or online at www.usups.com/shop.