WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2022)—today First lady Jill Biden joined by Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Fred Ryan, and Mrs. Reagan’s niece, Anne Peterson unveiled a new postal stamp to honor former first lady Nancy Reagan, the White House.
Nancy Reagan (1921-2016), was the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, and served as first lady during her husband’s administration from 1981 to 1989.
“The First Lady will be joined by Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Fred Ryan, and Mrs. Reagan’s niece, Anne Peterson,” the USPS said.
“Nancy Reagan served the American people with grace. She understood that the role of first lady came with inherent pitfalls and scrutiny,” said First Lady Biden.
Dr. Biden praising the 40th First Lady Reagan for bringing attention to “issues that she cared about,” — including becoming an advocate for breast cancer screenings following her mastectomy and working towards Alzheimer’s disease research after her husband’s diagnosis — Biden said, “With this stamp, we are affirming that she made such a difference. You know we can all change the world in big ways and small ones, and Mrs. Reagan reminds us that we need both.”
Fred Ryan, Fred Ryan, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute said, remembered Nancy Reagan for bringing “warmth, wit and sense of style” to her role, telling a crowd in the East Room that she “developed a quiet ability to work behind the scenes to get things done in Washington — no small feat.” Ryan further remembered the former First Lady for her role in the “Just Say No” campaign, which encouraged children to reject experimenting with illicit drugs and ending drug abuse through her “Just Say No”, program.
Nancy Reagan, one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century, died at 94 on March 6, 2016. The stamp will be unveiled July 6, 2022 at Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Source: White House contributed.