Premier of Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory unveils the stamp with John Herzog, founder of the The Museum of American Finance on Jan. 10, 2014. (Arthur Piccolo image)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 13, 2014: Get ready for the Alexander Hamilton stamp in Nevis.
Premier of Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory on Friday, Jan. 10th, unveiled a stamp paying tribute to former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and son of Nevis, Alexander Hamilton. Amory unveiled the stamp at a church service to mark the 257th birthday of Hamilton at Trinity Church in New York City.
The 90 cents stamp features Hamilton as seen in the James Earl Fraser’s statue standing on the south patio of the U.S. Department of Treasury Building.
Premier Amory was in New York City for the Hamilton birthday celebration and re-dedication of the Hamilton monument at his grave site at Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan. The monument erected over Hamilton’s grave over 200 years ago was recently cleaned and restored by Trinity Church and rededicated in a ceremony that was presided over by Father Bozzuti Jones.
Premier Amory and Hamilton descendant, Dough Hamilton, cut the ceremonial ribbon to unveil the monument, which holds America’s Greatest Immigrant while also laying wreaths at the grave site.
Meanwhile, Capt. Loebl, Commander of Sector New York of the US Coast Guard, revealed that the USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753), the fourth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard which Hamilton founded, is scheduled to be delivered to the Coast Guard in September 2014. The cutter will be homeported in Charleston, S.C. the United States.
Hamilton’s birthday celebration also included a discussion on Freedom of the Press at Federal Hall which was the site of George Washington’s inauguration as the first President of the United States and a synchronized birthday celebration at the Museum of American Finance in New York City and at the Alexander Hamilton Museum in Nevis, the site of Hamilton’s birthplace. Both locations were linked via a video network connection.
The events are being organized by Rand Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and Arthur Piccolo, chair of the Bowling Green Association.
Hamilton, was born on the island of Nevis, West Indies on January 11, 1757. He went on to become chief of staff to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution, the founder of the nation’s financial system, and the founder of the first American political party. As Secretary of the Treasury, from 1789 to 1796, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views, and was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
- Premier of Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory, 2nd from l, with Coast Guard Capt. Loebl, Commander of Sector New York of the US Coast Guard, far. r. (Arthur Piccolo image)
- Father Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Church rededicates the Alexander Hamilton monument on Jan. 10, 2014. in NYC. (Arthur Piccolo image)
Premier of Nevis Vance Amory, l., and Doug Hamilton, a direct descendant of Alexander Hamilton at the monument re dedication in NYC on Jan. 10, 2014. (Arthur Piccolo image
Premier Vance Amory with U.S. Coast Guard officers at the Hamilton Birthday Event on Jan. 10, 2014. (Arthur Piccolo image)