USPS unveils stamp honoring President George H.W. Bush

A stamp commemorating former President George H.W. Bush was unveiled Saturday.

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The image of Bush on the Forever stamp is taken from a 1997 portrait painted by Michael J. Deas that was based on a photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the U.S. Postal Service said. Bush died Nov. 20, 2018. He was 94.

"The 41st president guided the United States through the end of the Cold War and drove the creation of a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War," the agency said in a release.

The stamp will be available in June.

A first-day-of-issue ceremony is planned for June 12 at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The date is the late president’s birthday.

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