New stamps celebrate Thanksgiving Day parades
A Thanksgiving Parade of stamps began their march on Wednesday.
The four 44-cent parade stamps were released at ceremonies at Herald Square in New York, commemorating this traditional day of family togetherness, food and football.
"In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of national recognition of an annual U.S. Thanksgiving holiday," said Joseph Corbett, Postal Service chief financial officer and executive vice president.
The stamps illustrate a marching band, large balloons of favorite animals and popular characters and crowds of onlookers.