USPS Uses Social Media to Reveal March on Washington Stamp

news13s2Have you visited the USPS Stamps Facebook page recently? Something very exciting is taking place there. This week and next we’re using social media to help bring to life an important chapter in American history.

Through August 23, everyone on Facebook and Twitter is invited to add their profile picture to the virtual March on Washington Stamp Mosaic. As individual photos become pixels in the mosaic, they will slowly unveil the 1963 March on Washington commemorative Forever® stamp.

“We want to give people a chance to participate in the unveiling of the historic artwork, given that the participation of hundreds of thousands of people was one reason that the March on Washington was so significant 50 years ago,” said Chief Marketing Officer Nagisa Manabe.

The final pixel of the stamp will be simultaneously revealed digitally on Facebook and on-site during the stamp’s First Day of Issue ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, August 23. Until then, anyone can participate. Just visit the virtual stamp mosaic page and click the “Add Me” tab to add your profile photo to the mosaic. It’s that easy!

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.