FREEPORT - Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was honored today in many different ways throughout the United States.

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner unveiled a full-length statue of Rosa Parks in Washington, D.C. Parks is the first black woman to be honored with her likeness in Statuary Hall.

Students in Freeport paid tribute to both the legend and Black History Month by lending their voices to song. The children's choir at New Visions Elementary School celebrated Rosa Parks' life by learning about her historic actions on an Alabama bus in 1955.

During the school's assembly, the U.S. Postal Service announced the new "Rosa Parks Forever Stamp." The stamp will be put on display for all to see at the African American Museum in Hempstead starting Thursday.