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Assateague's National Seashore Forever Stamp Unveiled

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ASSATEAGUE NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md.- The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary with the issuing of its series of Forever stamps featuring national parks.

Assateague Island National Seashore was selected as one of the 16 National Park images portrayed in the Centennial Forever Stamp Series. The stamps feature 16 natural or cultural treasures in photographs or paintings. 

The main ceremony for the unveiling of the stamps took place last Thursday at the World Stamp Show in New York. As a part of that ceremony the Post Master General and crowd in New York enjoyed a simultaneous live webcast from the beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore. 

The image selected for the Assateague Island National Seashore stamp is a photograph by Tim Fitzharris of wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore. Assateague Island National Seashore Superintendent Deborah Darden said the image is a wonderful representation of the park.

"I love thinking that there are going to be millions of these stamps out there and everyday lots of people from all over the country are going to be seeing Assateague and putting that on their letter. I think it's a great thing," Darden said. 

Darden joined Jim Cochrane, the U.S. Postal Service's chief marketing and sales officer and executive vice president, for the big reveal of Assateague's National Seashore stamp at the beach.

Attendees at the ceremony Thursday were able to be the first to purchase Assateague's National Seashore stamp on-site from the Postal Service. As a part of the celebration, Assateague's National Seashore Park was open and free to the public all day Thursday. 

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