Rev. Al Sharpton called for a commemorative Michael Jackson stamp, online petitions are circulating to make Jackson’s birthday a national holiday (August 29), and Facebook users want June 25 to be “Michael Jackson Remembrance Day.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas said at Jackson’s memorial that a resolution promising to honor Michael Jackson as an international humanitarian is on the House floor. For that promise to materialize, however, it first has to get past political critics.
Similarly, the likelihood of Jackson’s image being affixed to your mail won’t be known anytime soon, because the United States Postal Service doesn’t evaluate commemorative stamps until five years after an individual’s death.
As far as a holiday, no government representatives have touched the issue. But fans are already making promises to annually remember the pop icon, federal approval or not.