Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Frank Sinatra Stamp Ceremonies

“I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.” - Frank Sinatra

The United States Postal Service is releasing 120 million copies of the Frank Sinatra stamp this week, featuring a young Sinatra wearing his signature fedora and his blue eyes sparkling. Sinatra was born on Monroe Street and raised in Hoboken. "What you have here is the child of immigrant parents who came to seek the promise of America from the Old World," said Sinatra Jr. about his father. Pointing to the Hudson River flowing past Pier A Park in Hoboken, where the ceremony was held, Sinatra Jr. added, "This is the river that brought his parents to where we are today. "Here was a kid off the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey, and now his face is being honored by a United States Postal Service stamp. If that isn't the finest expression of the American dream, I don't know what is," Sinatra Jr. said.

Hoboken Mayor David Roberts joined Sinatra Jr. at the unveiling, along with actor Danny Aiello, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires, D-West New York, Superintendent Jack Raslowsky and well over 100 Sinatra fans. By CARLY BALDWIN