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Father Hesburgh stamp to be unveiled on campus September 1

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The US Postal Service stamp honoring Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., will be unveiled in a ceremony on the University of Notre Dame campus on September 1.

Father Hesburgh was Notre Dame's president from 1952 to 1987.

The stamp features an oil-on-panel painting of Father Theodore Hesburgh standing on campus. The portrait is based on a 1980 photograph.

The ceremony will be held September 1 at 1 p.m. at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.

The ceremony will feature remarks from Notre Dame alumna and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the U. S. Postal Service Megan Brennan and Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

After the unveiling, the stamp featuring Father Hesburgh with a first-day-of-issue postmark will be available at the Notre Dame Post Office and Purcell Pavilion.

Stamps also will be available for purchase at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

You can also pre-order the stamps on the USPS website.

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