February 07, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram today by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco.
The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year of the Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. Year of the Ram is being issued as a souvenir sheet of 12 self-adhesive stamps.
“The Lunar New Year is an inspirational time to highlight our shared prosperity and reaffirm our City’s commitment to ensuring that everyone can share in the success of San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “I would like to thank the U.S. Postal Service for choosing our diverse and world class City to dedicate the Year of the Ram Forever stamp.”
Joining Lee in dedicating the stamp were San Francisco Postmaster Raj Sanghera; Organization of Chinese-Americans Past National President Claudine Cheng; Chinese Chamber of Commerce Supervisory Board President Eddir Au; Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association President Song Ning Ma; Organization of Chinese-Americans Acting Chief Executive Officer Ken Lee and stamp artist Kam Mak.
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