Jun 2013 How you can honor Jerrie Mock
Not long ago I posted about a personal hero of mine, Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to successfully complete a solo flight around the world. The year was 1964, a mere 49 years ago when she circumnavigated the globe in her Cessna 180. I recently found out there’s a push to have a postage stamp created to honor the 50th anniversary of Jerrie’s flight. What a wonderful way to recognize one of aviation’s living legends whileÂ simultaneouslyÂ drawing attention to general aviation and women pilots everywhere.
If you happen to agree, there’s a way you can help try and make it happen! I contactedÂ Wendy Hollinger who is spear-heading this effort. Wendy Â is the author who recently published a Second Edition of Jerrie’s book, Three-Eight Charlie, and she gave me the following information.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Jerrie Mockâ€™s record-setting flight. We need your help to establish a USA Postage stamp created in Jerrieâ€™s honor. Although they have guidelines requesting three years notice of an event, we think that if many of us make the request, it may increase our chances of making it happen.
Please write a quick note to:
Citizensâ€™ Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 Lâ€™Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501
The following is also a link to a letter you can use if you like. (Very easy – just print, sign & mail)
http://www.38charlie.com/Â Check out the website. Along with selling the book, we’re also putting news about upcoming events and serving as a connection point for new initiatives that come up.