Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, has started a campaign to get the late martial arts movie icon on U.S. postage stamps in 2012, the Year of the Dragon. That would be a badass stamp. We endorse this.
As per the website:
Bruce Lee’s contributions to history as a prominent Chinese American person are both unique and unforgettable, a lasting and positive legacy worthy of national commemoration. Even before he became an American icon in the 1970s, his ideals were the same principles on which our great country is based. Determination. Innovation. Equality. We believe a Bruce Lee United States postage stamp would be an excellent way to support these ideals and to honor his lasting legacy and contributions.
The process, however, is a difficult one that cannot be accomplished without your help. In order to get Bruce Lee’s candidacy on the Selection Committee’s radar, we need as much public support as is possible. Also, our goal is to have Bruce Lee selected to be honored with a United States postage stamp for 2012 (the Year of the Dragon), so we need to assemble as much support as we can as quickly as we can.
You can support the Bruce Lee stamp by sending a letter or by submitting your support online. It’s better than a bald eagle or whatever they have on those things these days!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 10, 2011
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