Delaware’s lighthouse get’s national recognition in the Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse Forever stamp series

LEWES, Del. – Delaware is making a name for it’s self, and it’s all because of stamps, more specifically the Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse Forever stamps. On Monday, city and state officials gathered to celebrate the stamps honoring the historical treasures including Delaware’s Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse.

We’re told, this forever stamp series celebrates five historic lighthouses, and is now the seventh and final installment in the popular lighthouse series. U.S. Senator Tom Carper tells us, he’s been working with the Delaware River and Bay lighthouse foundation to get public funding, to make repairs to ensure the lighthouse doesn’t fall to sea like the Cape Henlopen lighthouse did years ago.
Officials tell 47 ABC, the day means getting a part of Delaware into homes across the country. “We’re just so proud and happy that it was on a forever stamp and now everyone in the country will learn about our light house,” says a lighthouse volunteer, Pam Glinka.
“It’s just awesome to be a part of a celebration like this not only to celebrate the history of light houses but also the United States postal service as well and see such a great turn-out was awesome,” says Gary Vaccarella, USPS Delaware District Manager.  Sen. Carper adds, “It’s been helping people, helping us to be safe, safer, a stronger economy and God willing for the next 95 years it’ll continue to do that.”
Officials also tell us, this can promote tourism and economic growth within the state as the stamps highlight what Delaware has to offer, as well a sense of cultural and historical value.
You can buy forever stamps at your local post office and they can always be used for first class mail.
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