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The Galvez Stamp Project

 

About the Galvez Stamp Project

The Gálvez Stamp Project is a grass roots campaign started by the San Antonio Chapter of the Order of Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez.  It is supported by our National Order as well as chapters in Houston, Pensacola, Louisiana and Laredo.
The goal of the project is to have the United States Postal Service issue a commemorative postage stamp of Bernardo de Gálvez in the year 2026, which is the 250th Anniversary of our country’s Declaration of Independence.
It is our opinion that Gálvez is an excellent candidate for a postage stamp because of his tremendous contributions to the winning of our independence.  As Governor of Louisiana, he coordinated large shipments of supplies such as gun powder, muskets, clothing, blankets and medicine, up the Mississippi River to the American colonists.
Gálvez successfully executed a military campaign against the British along the Gulf Coast.  He defeated the British and captured forts in Manchac, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Mobile and Pensacola.  His efforts completely removed the British from the Gulf Coast.
The Continental Congress recognized his contributions in letters from Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.  His portrait currently hangs in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting room.  In 2014, Gálvez was bestowed Honorary U.S. Citizenship by the United States Congress.  He is one of only eight people in our country’s history to receive this honor.

You can participate in this campaign to have Bernardo de Gálvez commemorated on a stamp by sending a letter to the U.S. Postal Service at:

Stamp Development
Attn: Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW Rm 3300
Washington DC  20260-3501

Feel free to look at the letter from our chapter and also the working copy, which you may modify to suit your needs.  We encourage you to be a part of history and submit a letter to have Gálvez commemorated on a postage stamp, an honor he deserves for his contributions to our country’s independence.

 

View a Copy of the Letter Here

Download a Word Document Copy of The Working Letter



 

 

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