Thursday, August 25, 2005

More on the Jerry Stamp effort

From CBS 5:

Jerry Garcia's Image Destined For Postage Stamp?

(CBS5) SAN FRANCISCO There's a grassroots campaign that hopes to honor the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia by putting his image on a postage stamp.The effort began with an online petition on August 9, the 10th anniversary of Garcia's death. To date, the Garcia petition to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee has more than 6,000 signatures.Backers say it would be fitting, as Garcia was a musician whose work blended many styles. In addition to that, he was a philanthropist. But other say it would be a different step for the U.S. Post Office to honor a rock-era figure associated with hippies and casual drug use. Garcia died in 1995 of a heart attack. He was 53.the Postal Service honored Elvis Presley with a stamp in 1993. The petition can be found at: www.petitiononline.com/Garcia/petition.html

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