Grand Canyon Stamp Honors NPS Centennial
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) on August 25, 2016, with a new stamp featuring a famous painting of the Grand Canyon by artist Thomas Moran. The painting, created in 1912, is titled The Grand Canyon of Arizona, from Hermit Rim Road. A different painting of the canyon by Moran had been featured on a 2014 stamp.
The new stamp of the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon—one of the seven natural wonders of the world—will be part of a special ceremony on June 2 in New York City to commemorate the NPS Centennial. Fifteen additional NPS “Forever” stamps will also be included in the ceremony, to be held during the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center. Acadia National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Glacier National Park are a few of the other NPS sites featured as paintings or photographs on the stamps.
All of the NPS stamps will be available to the public after the New York ceremony. They can be viewed now on Twitter by using the following hashtags: #NPSStamps, #NPS100, and #FindYourPark.