New stamp honors Kate Smith, Flyers' charm

May 20th, 2010

Kate Smith left her stamp on the Flyers, inspiring the team on its way to its first Stanley Cup with her rousing rendition of "God Bless America."

Now the U.S. Postal Service is putting Smith on a stamp.

A new 44-cent commemorative honoring the American singer - the Flyers' beloved "good luck charm" - was unveiled outside the Wachovia Spectrum on Wednesday as alumni of the 1974 championship team looked on.

The event was well-timed. It was 36 years to the date that Smith performed "God Bless America" in person just before team captured its first Stanley Cup.

The official first-day issuance ceremony for the stamp will be held May 27 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.