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Haleakala featured on new Forever stamp

(Image: U.S. Postal Service) (Image: U.S. Postal Service)
(Image: U.S. Postal Service) (Image: U.S. Postal Service)
HALEAKALA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A little piece of Maui is about to travel far distances when the U.S. Postal Service unveils a new Forever stamp design depicting Haleakala National Park, the first USPS stamp to showcase the Valley Isle.

The stamp’s photograph -- which features a breathtaking scene of a rainbow hanging over the Haleakala Crater – was captured by Seattle photographer Kevin Ebi, who managed to quickly sneak in some shots while the sun poked through some storm clouds that day.

“The closer I got to Haleakala's summit, the less I could see,” he said in a statement. “The fog got thicker and thicker. Then, sunlight poked through a tiny hole and a rainbow dipped into the crater … It was a beautiful scene."

The Haleakala stamp and is part of a sheet of 16 new Forever stamps showcasing various national parks that will be issued on June 2 to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

The stamps will be available for purchase on June 2. It will also be unveiled during a dedication event the same day at the Makawao Post Office at 11 a.m.

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