Reminder: Battle of Lake Erie Stamp Dedication Coming September 10

The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a 2.5-year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. It also helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

BattleLakeErie-Forever-single-v4Our commemoration of the bicentennial of the war began last year with the USS Constitution stamp. The subject for the second year of the war is the Battle of Lake Erie, which took place on September 10, 1813.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, for the official dedication of the Battle of Lake Erie Forever® stamp. The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. We hope to see you there!

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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.