Park places

PMG Megan J. Brennan speaks at the National Parks stamp dedication June 2.

PMG Megan J. Brennan dedicated the National Parks stamps June 2 at the World Stamp Show in New York City.

The 16 stamps, which showcase individual parks across the nation, are being issued to help celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

“The National Park Service exemplifies our collective desire to preserve our connection to the land, nature and our heritage, and to maintain what we find beautiful in our world for the benefit of future generations,” Brennan said.

Fourteen additional ceremonies took place near the featured parks, including a special dedication at the Assateague Island National Seashore that was broadcast live to the stamp show.

“Our national parks are truly magnificent, and we encourage everyone to visit,” said Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Jim Cochrane, who led the Assateague Island dedication.

USPS previewed the stamps throughout April.

Other World Stamp Show highlights this week have included the Postal Service’s dedication of the Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals and Pluto — Explored! stamps, as well as the release of new products and the auction of an Inverted Jenny stamp.

The June 2 news release has more information.