Celebrates the Issuance of the Year of the Monkey
Lunar New Year Stamp
CA - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement
today at a press conference commemorating the issuance of the Year
of the Monkey Lunar New Year Stamp:
as you gather to celebrate the unveiling of the Year of the Monkey
Stamp, the final in this spectacular Lunar New Year comemmorative
stamp series. Thank you to U.S. Postal Service District Manager
Scott Tucker, the Organization of Chinese Americans and the leaders
of San Franciscos Chinese American Community for your work
to make this series a reality.
It has been a great honor for all Americans to celebrate the
twelve years of the Chinese Zodiac with the stamps designed by artist
Clarence Lee. I am proud to display these beautiful images on the
walls of my San Francisco office and in the Democratic Leaders
office in our Nations Capitol.
New Year is the perfect time to celebrate the immeasurable contributions
of Asian Americans in all aspects of American life. As a Member
of Congress from San Francisco, I have the privilege of representing
a large and strong Asian American community. The Asian American
Community is a vital, historic and vibrant component of San Franciscos
New Year marks the beginning of a new season, and is a time of renewed
hope for a prosperous future. The Monkey - the inventor, improviser
and motivator - symbolizes growth and development, and epitomizes
San Franciscos entrepreneurial spirit and our ability to overcome
great challenges. Let us all celebrate this tradition, renew our
hope, and recommit ourselves to creating a safe and peaceful world
for all our families.
States Postal Services issuance of this stamp recognizes the
contributions of Asian Americans and the cultural diversity in America
today. I am honored to participate in Lunar New Year celebrations,
and I wish good blessings to children, and to everyone peace, prosperity,
good health and good fortune in the New Year. Gong Hay Fat Choy!