Westerman Comments on Maya Angelou Forever Stamp

April 8, 2015
Press Release


STAMPS, Ark. – Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, issued the following statement after participating in a ceremony at Lafayette County High School on Wednesday (April 8) commemorating the United States Postal Service’s release of a Forever Stamp featuring the late poet Maya Angelou.

“While her time in Stamps, Arkansas as a child was brief, Maya Angelou became an Arkansas treasure forever connected to the Natural State. She was the preeminent example of an individual who overcame adversity and accomplished so much in her life with nothing more than her drive to succeed. Even though she is no longer with us, it is my hope that this stamp will encourage Arkansans and Americans from all walks to not remember Maya Angelou and her vast volume of work, but also be inspired to follow in her remarkable footsteps.”

Wednesday's event in Stamps followed a dedication ceremony Tuesday (April 7) in Washington. The Maya Angelou Forever Stamp is on sale at U.S. Post Offices across the country.