Today the U.S. Postal
Service commemorates the beauty and majesty of the United States
through 20 images that correspond with the lyrics of one of the nation’s most
beloved songs, “America the Beautiful.” Each of the stamps features a
photograph that helps illustrate one of five phrases from the song’s first
verse: “Spacious Skies” (top row), “Waves of Grain” (second row),
“Mountain Majesties” (third row), “The Fruited Plain” (fourth row), and “Sea to
Shining Sea” (bottom row). Locations range from Maine to Hawaii.