U.S. Constitution Bicentennial 1987 22c Stamp #2360
|July 17, 2012||Posted by Lars under 1980s, U.S. History|
U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights Masonic First Day Cover
More than two hundred years later, the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights stands as the first document ensuring individual rights while restricting Congress from abusing its power. This beautiful First Day Cover commemorating the bicentennial of the signing of the Constitution was sponsored by the George Washington Masonic Stamp club. It depicts the location of the signing, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.
“If our Constitution has endured, through times perilous as well as prosperous, it has not been simply as a plan of government, no matter how ingenious or inspired that might be. This document that we honor today has always been something more to us, filled with a deeper feeling than one of simple admiration—a feeling, one might say, more of reverence.” ~Ronald Reagan, 39th president of the United States, in a speech commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1987, in Philadelphia.