2009 Barack Obama Inaugural Cover

With an estimated crowd of 1.8 million, the January 20, 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama as our nation's 44th President was the largest audience of any event held in Washington DC.  The first African American President of the United States, Obama honored the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln borrowing the phrase "a new birth of freedom" from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as the theme of his inauguration. Cover artwork and stamps may vary.