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Linda Hinnant, Chair
National Juneteenth Stamp Commission
9017 Lynnalan Drive
Fort Washington, MD 20744



Our Heritage Magazine 
February 25, 2011

Mr. Gary Lawson
Chair, Stamp Commission
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
P.O. Box 269
Belzoni. MS 39038-0269

Dear Mr. Lawson:

Thank you for your letter to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee expressing support for the
issuance of a stamp commemorating Juneteenth.

The Committee reviewed this nomination at a previous meeting. After careful deliberation, they
decided not to recommend stamp issuance. The Committee is responsible for reviewing stamp 
proposals and making subject and design recommendations to the Postmaster General.

A limited number of stamp subjects are chosen for each yearly stamp program. Unfortunately, a vast
majority of suggestions submitted, including many meritorious and meaningful subjects, cannot result
in a stamp.

I would like to suggest the Postal Service's pictorial cancellation service as another means to
commemorate Juneteenth. An Application may be made with your local Postmaster for a pictorial or
souvenir cancellation. Enclosed is Publication 186, Celebrating with Pictorial Postmarks, which
explains our program and provides several examples of actual pictorial cancellation designs. Local
postal managers would be pleased to assist in submitting the application and answer any questions
concerning the use of pictorial.

We appreciate your interest in our stamp program.


Layne D. Owens
Acting Manager
Stamp Development


475 L'Enfant Plaza SW Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501


Our Heritage Magazine
July 27, 2009

Reverend Doctor Ronald V. Myers, Sr.
Post Office Box 269

Belzone, MS 39038-0269


Dear Reverend Doctor Myers:


Thank you for the petitions to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee expressing support for the

Issuance of a stamp commemorating Juneteenth.


I am pleased to inform you this proposal will be submitted for review and consideration before the

Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing stamp proposals and making subject and

Design recommendations to the Postmaster General.


As additional information, the Committee decides on new stamp subject recommendations far in

advance of the issue date in order to provide time for planning, design, production, and distribution.

Currently, the 2010 and 2011 stamp programs are completed, and stamp subjects for the 2012,
program and subsequent years are being selected. Although many of the subjects for upcoming new

stamps have been identified, no public announcement of individual new stamps is made until the

entire stamp program for that year has been approved. This occurs in the fall preceding the year of
issuance. Enclosed for your reference is the Creating U.S. Postage Stamps brochure.


We appreciate your interest in our program.




Terrance W. McCaffrey


Stamp Development






1735 N. LYNN ST. SUITE 5013
ARLINGTON, VA 22209-6432


PETITION FORM, Read petition, print, sign and mail.  Thank you. 

To the U.S. Postage Service Stamp Committee:
Juneteenth is an important freedom celebration marking the historic end of slavery and America's second Independence Day.  Juneteenth should most appropriately be commemorated by a U.S. Postage stamp.  
By my signature below, I support the American Flags of Freedom Postage Stamp design submitted by Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) for approval by the U.S. Postal Service for an official postage stamp.

Date: ____________

Name: _____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________________________

State: _______________________      Zip Code: ___________________ 




Print Petition, Sign and Mail To:

Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432

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