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Lady Bird stamps honor her legacy of promoting America the Beautiful

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The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the centennial of Lady Bird Johnson's birth with a new series of stamps that also honors her legacy of preserving and beautifying America.

There are six stamps altogether: a new stamp which reproduces the official White House portrait of the First Lady painted in 1968, and adaptations of five stamps issued in the 1960s that encouraged participation in the President and Mrs. Johnson's campaign, "Plant for a More Beautiful America."

Also included is a quote from Mrs. Johnson reflecting her belief that the environment is our common ground.  Lady Bird was the inspiration and driving force behind the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, which sought to clean up the nation's growing network of highways by reducing the number of junkyards and billboards littering the roadsides.

The special stamps are currently on sale in the Texas and Washington, DC areas, or they can be purchased online from USPS.com.

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