- The Postal Service issued a 32-cent stamp saluting "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" march on August 21, 1997, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in conjunction with STAMPSHOW '97, the annual convention of the American Philatelic Society.
- The stamp features an imaginary scene of a small town marching band with the United States flag pictured in the background.
- The stamp pays tribute to John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" march, which premiered in Sousa's repertoire in Philadelphia on May 14, 1897.
- Designed by Richard Sheaff of Norwood, Massachusetts, and illustrated by David LaFleur of Derby, Kansas, the stamp was issued in a pane of fifty and printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Painting in the gravure process.
- Postal Bulletin (July 17, 1997).
- perf. 11.1
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- August 21, 1997
- Credit line
- Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
- paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
- Postage Stamps
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