1997 32¢ The Stars and Stripes Forever
Issue Date: August 21, 1997
City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
The Stars and Stripes Forever! March remains John Philip Sousa’s most popular march. It is played throughout the country at fireworks displays on July 4th. It was the last piece Souza conducted before his death in 1932.
The stamp, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the march’s debut, was issued at STAMPSHOW ’97, a convention of the American Philatelic Society.