Today, Aug. 12, is a pretty cool day since it is Vinyl Record Day, which was formed by Gary J. Freiberg in 2002.
According to the Vinyl Record Day website, Freiberg crafted a proclamation in February of 2002 that the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors in California adopted, declaring Aug. 12 as Vinyl Record Day in San Luis Obispo County.
The celebration has expanded since then and the day is celebrated on a national level and even people overseas celebrate Vinyl Record Day.
Vinyl Record Day is seen as a nonprofit organization and has been working on a huge way to celebrate vinyl records since August 2008.
In August 2008, the nonprofit Vinyl Record Day organization submitted a proposal to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for the United States Post Office (USPS) to issue a series of First Class Stamps based on the vinyl record. The proposal was accepted and has remained under consideration by the Stamp Advisory Committee since then so a petition exists to help encourage the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to schedule "the Vinyl Record Stamp Series for issuance in the next year of selection."
The purpose of these stamps will be "to commemorate and encourage preservation of the cultural influence, recordings and cover art of the vinyl record."
Vinyl records are a huge part of cultural abundance since there are so many historical recordings on them from past world leaders and more so preserving the vinyl record in this facet is extremely important.
"The vinyl record is an American invention that influenced cultures worldwide and its preservation today is integral to preserving our audio history of past eras for future generations," the petition urges.