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          2017 49c US Flag (BCA coil)
          Value:  49c
          Issued: January 27, 2017
          First Day City:  Norcross, GA
          Type of Stamp:  First Class
          Printed by:
            Banknote Corporation of America
            Offset, Microprint
          Format:  Coil of 100
          Quantity Printed:  2,000,000,000

          Joseph Rosenthal’s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, has been rousing American patriotism for over 70 years.  It immortalized the figures of six fearless Marines as they hoisted the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

          Climbing to the top of Suribachi – a Japanese fortress deemed impenetrable – was no small task.  Undaunted, First Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier volunteered.  He led a 40-man patrol up the mountain, avoiding detection while the Japanese were distracted by Allied bombardment.  When the Marines reached the summit and raised the flag, Rosenthal said he almost missed the shot while trying to find a better vantage point, “Out of the corner of my eye, I [saw] the men start the flag up.  I swung my camera and shot the scene... and when you take a picture like that, you don’t [know] you got a great shot.”  When troops below saw the flag flying, it boosted their morale and helped turn the tide of the battle.

          Rosenthal’s perfectly timed photograph inspired the nation and is one of the most replicated images in U.S. history.  It was even used on a war bond poster to increase sales.  The six men, struggling against fierce winds to raise the American flag, reminded U.S. citizens what the Stars and Stripes represents:  enduring strength, unyielding character, and the hope for a better tomorrow.



          • legal Postage Stamps: These are 100% legal authorized First-Class Forever© USPS postage stamps which can mail letters, envelopes and others,One stamp is one ounce.*The slash over "Forever" in the image is to protect it from being used to produce counterfeit postage. Actual stamps will not have this.
          • Forever Stamps: These postage stamps are valid forever postage stamps that can be used at any time, you can send mails no more than 1 ounce.
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