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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 11, 2002

President Unveils September 11 Postage Stamp
Remarks by the President in Unveiling of September 11th United States Postage Stamp
The Oval Office

President George W. Bush stands for photos at the unveiling of the Postal Service's new stamp Commemorating the efforts of recovery workers in the aftermath from the attack upon the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush unveils a new stamp in the Oval Office March 11, 2002. Standing with the President from left to right are Postmaster General Jack Potter, Firefighter Bill Eisengrein, Firefighter George Johnson, Congressman Gary Ackerman, Firefighter Dan Williams and Photographer Thomas E. Franklin. White House photo by Tina Hager.

2:50 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome. We're about to unveil a stamp, it's an extraordinary piece of work. I want to thank the photographer here and I want to thank Gary Ackerman for sponsoring it. This stamp will sell for 45 cents -- 11 cents, obviously, more than the current price of a stamp. Eight cents will go to a victims' fund to help those family members who are struggling in the aftermath of 9/11.

It is a -- it's a good gesture by the Postal Service. The Postmaster General is here, and I want to thank you for that very much.

POSTMASTER GENERAL POTTER: Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: The three officers are here, and they're on the stamp. And I appreciate you all allowing your -- allowing the Postal Service to use you as a way to help our nation remember the terrible incident that took place six months ago, and help people get their lives back in order. Stamp.

And so it's with pleasure that we reveal the stamp.

(Stamp is unveiled.)

THE PRESIDENT: Fabulous, good job, really good job.

END 2:52 P.M. EST