The U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating Indiana’s bicentennial is now available. Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence, who serves as the state’s Bicentennial Ambassador, held a dedication ceremony Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse. The stamp depicts a sun setting over a corn field in Kosciusko County.
Governor Pence says "in our state’s bicentennial year, it is altogether fitting that we memorialize the occasion with the issuance of the Indiana Statehood Forever Stamp, which so vividly captures the beauty of rural Indiana. Its image will tell of Indiana’s unique beauty as it’s sent to untold locations around the country and around the world. As the sun sets on Indiana’s first 200 years of history, we look forward to a new dawn that builds on the vision cast over our last two centuries."
The Indiana Statehood Forever Stamp image was taken by photographer Michael Matti, who grew up in Milford. The location was off of Indiana 15 near the town.
The office unveiling also included U.S. Postal Service Great Lakes Area Vice President Jacqueline Krage Strako, historian Jim Madison, Indiana Bicentennial Commission Co-Chair Becky Skillman, Executive Director Perry Hammock, Miss Indiana 2015 Morgan Jackson and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.
Stamps can be purchased statewide at post offices starting Wednesday.