USA issue stamp for Henry David Thoreau

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23 May 2017
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USA-stamp-for-Henry-David-Th-65760.jpg The single 'Forever' stamp
The U.S. Postal Service have celebrated writer, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau during the bicentennial year of his birth with a Forever stamp.

The U.S. Postal Service have celebrated writer, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau during the bicentennial year of his birth with a Forever stamp.

The first-day-issue stamp dedication ceremony took place at the Walden Pond State Reservation Visitors Center.

Thoreau, born July 12, 1817, lived at Walden Pond from 1845-1847. His experience there served as the inspiration for his book Walden.

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A statement from the USPS explained: 'With Thoreau’s personal example of simple living, his criticism of materialism, and the timeless questions he raises about the place of the individual in society and humanity's role in the natural world, he continues to inspire new generations to assert their independence, reinterpret his legacy, and ask challenging questions of their own.'

The stamp was issued on 23 May 2017.