I would very much like to see a U.S. Postal stamp issued to honor Jerry Garcia. It is required that a citizen be deceased for ten years before a petition may be made. It's been a decade now since this great musician has passed from our world, and the time has come where we may honor the life he gave to the enrichment of so many for so long. For those who followed the Grateful Dead in their 30+ year incarnation, 'nuff said. Here is the link:
and please pass it on as much as possible if you care to be a part of this. I'm not sure of how many sig's are needed but the more the better! If you have letters after your name, please include them in your signature.
Thanks in advance to all who would help!
A few facts about the career of Jerry Garcia: unlike many of his contemporaries, he did not use music as a vehicle to express his philosophy or political leanings. It was always about the music. He could have used his fame and renown to endorse this or that viewpoint, made political statements, endorsed products to his profit, but he always refused to do these things. Unlike other bands, the Grateful Dead encouraged "bootleg" recordings, and as a result left one of the largest bodies of live recorded music ever as a legacy to those who were there, and are to come. If you haven't experienced it, I hope that you will someday! In a long life of many good things, the Grateful Dead was the cream of joy for me, and if there is a heaven it will look a lot like a Grateful Dead concert. I already have MY ticket, I'm just waiting on a ride.