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June 14, 2020

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates the Great Outdoors With New Forever Stamps — Ready, Set, Go

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WASHINGTON, June 13, 2020 — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the many ways we appreciate the natural world with the release today of the new Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamps.

John M. Barger, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, and David Vela, Deputy Director, National Park Service, released these Forever stamps during a virtual ceremony.

“The American people have been blessed with an amazing country ‘from sea to shining sea,’ a vast nation with a Great Outdoors of national parks and splendid monuments. This Great Outdoors is also accessible to all Americans to explore and enjoy millions of acres of parks, beaches, rivers, lakes, deserts, snow-topped mountains, and every landscape you can imagine,” said Barger.

“I encourage all Americans to order these magnificent Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamps. Let these miniature works of art inspire you to explore our great land as you mail messages of friendship and love to the people you cherish in your life. These beautifully designed Forever stamps serve as a reminder of all the glory and majesty in our great land and America’s Great Outdoors.”

“This wonderful collection of stamps takes us on a journey to the Great Outdoors and the endless opportunities for recreation and inspiration available in the natural world, including in national parks in every state,” said Vela, exercising the authority of the National Park Service director.

The stamp art depicts five scenes of various outdoor activities — building a sandcastle, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, and biking. In these hand-sketched and painted designs, artist Gregory Manchess uses light and shadow to evoke a sense of wonder for these remarkable landscapes.

The abundance of natural resources in the United States provides endless opportunities for appreciating nature. National and state parks, nature preserves, tranquil lakes, sandy beaches, and much more offer landscapes for many outdoor activities. Whether you prefer an adrenaline-fueled bike ride, a picturesque hike, or a scenic paddle, there is something for everyone outside.

Nature is vast and remarkable. By experiencing our world, we come to understand both our role and how we can each take care of our shared lands. Take a hike, ski a slope, build a sandcastle, and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer.

Source: U.S. Postal Service

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