Westmoreland County Philatelic Society

Jimmy Stewart Stamp First Day Ceremony

Indiana, PA - August 17, 2007

While the official first day ceremony was in Universal City, CA, Indiana, PA, Jimmy Stewart's hometown upstaged them a bit with a first day ceremony of their own.  With the support of the USPS, the Jimmy Stewart Museum and numerous individuals and organizations a large gathering of friends, fans and dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Indiana County Courthouse to celebrate the life of Jimmy Stewart and unveil the new stamp. 

The USPS had a retail van on site.

There was a vintage car show.

A statue of Jimmy Stewart stands in front of the courthouse.

"Harvey" made an appearance.

The event was covered by all the local TV stations.

The Indiana Country Singers sang patriotic songs as a prelude to the ceremony.

The ceremony began with a salute to the flag...

...and the National Anthem played by the Indiana High School Band.

The Boy Scouts, a favorite of Jimmy, paid a tribute as well as other youth and dignitaries.

The ceremony concluded with the stamp unveiling by Rick Sekinger, Erie District Manager USPS and Carson Green, President of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.

The Jimmy Stewart Museum sold cachet covers.