New stamp honors 1994 visit by Clinton

A stamp commemorating the 1994 visit of U.S. President Bill Clinton to Rīga is being issued by the Latvian Post Office. The 40-santīmi stamp shows the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Monument, as well as the flags of the United States and Latvia.

The stamp, according to a post office press release, was designed by Arta Ozola-Jaunarāja. A total of 300,000 stamps will be produced.

The first day of issue for the stamp will be July 6.

The 1994 trip was the first time a U.S. president has visited any of the Baltic republics. During the trip, he met with the presidents of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. He also spoke to the Latvian people at the Freedom Monument.

“Many of your countrymen and women sought refuge on our shores,” Clinton told the audience in his speech. “Now some have returned to serve their homelands, while others remain to keep your spirit alive all across America. The chain that binds our nations is unbreakable.”

Cllinton postage stamp

The Latvian Post Office is issuing a new stamp honoring the 1994 visit of U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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