Honoring Kennedy

The stamp honoring President John F. Kennedy will be dedicated Feb. 20 in Boston.

The Postal Service will release a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth Feb. 20.

The stamp, which USPS announced in September, features a 1960 photograph of Kennedy campaigning for president in Seattle.

The artwork accompanying the stamp is a 1970 oil painting showing Kennedy in a reflective pose.

“Our family is honored that the Postal Service is commemorating my grandfather with this stamp,” said Jack Schlossberg, Kennedy’s grandson. “As we mark the centennial of his birth, we hope that the stamp will be an enduring symbol of President Kennedy’s call for service, innovation and inclusion, and his belief that we each have the power to make this world a better place.”

The stamp will be dedicated that day at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. The ceremony will kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival.

The Postal Service’s Jan. 9 news release has more information.