National Affairs: April

Postmaster General Harry S. New announced the issuance of three stamps to commemorate a minor engagement fought in and around Lexington, Mass., about 150 years ago: the 1-c. stamp shows General Washington taking oath under a Cambridge elm; the 2-c. shows the battle of Lexington ; the 5-c. shows a Concord minuteman and the lines:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood Their flag to April's breeze unfurled Here once the embattled fanners stood And fired the shot heard round the world.


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