Flying high

USPS Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner and Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson

The Postal Service has released this year’s U.S. Flag stamp, which was dedicated Jan. 27 at the Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, GA.

Chief Human Resources Officer Jeffrey C. Williamson, who spoke at the ceremony, said the stamp will add “a touch of majesty and patriotic grace” to First-Class Mail correspondence.

“The elegant yet simple design of the stamp conveys the quiet dignity of Old Glory waving in the wind and calls to mind the values of liberty and justice the American flag represents,” Williamson said.

Williamson was joined at the ceremony by Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner; retired Brig. Gen. Mitchell Zais, president of the American Philatelic Society; Edwin L. Jackson, senior public service associate emeritus for the University of Georgia; and philatelist Beatrix Clark.

The stamp, which features the flag waving in the wind, is being issued in self-adhesive booklets of 10 and 20, coils of 100 and automated teller machine sheetlets of 18.

The stamps are available at Post Offices and The Postal Service’s Jan. 27 news release has more information.