COLLEGE STATION, Texas —
The George H.W. Bush “Forever” stamp began circulating Wednesday, June 12, on what would have been the late 41st president’s 95th birthday.
Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service joined with Bush family, friends and former staffers at a dedication ceremony at the Bush School’s Annenburg Conference Center in College Station, TX.
Speakers at the ceremony reflected on the hundreds of handwritten notes that Bush stamped and sent throughout his lifetime.
Jean Becker, Bush’s post-presidency chief of staff, read one such note, sent from Bush 41 to the insurance company Aflac.
“I need two more of those tiny, furry Aflac ducks,” Bush wrote.
Bush’s grandson, Pierce Bush, said the sentiment in his grandfather’s hundreds of letters has stuck with him.
“Through his many letters to us, he gave us perhaps the best gift a child or a grandchild could receive, unconditional love,” Bush said.