Washington (CNN) - Former President Ronald Reagan was remembered Monday with a unique birthday gift: his own postage stamp. Reagan's 100th birthday is coming up on February 6th, 2011.
The price of a President Reagan stamp has gone up over the years. The first stamp dedicated to the late president was issued at 37 cents. The new stamp will cost 44 cents, and is expected to become a forever stamp.
The stamp was revealed during a ceremony at the Reagan Library in California that was attended by former first lady Nancy Reagan. James C. Miller, a former member of Reagan's cabinet and current member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, also made remarks.
"With President Reagan, what you saw was what you got: humble, honest, and trustworthy," Miller said. He remembered Reagan as someone who "had extraordinary trust in the goodness and good sense of the American people" and pledged to do everything he can to make Reagan's centennial stamp a forever stamp.
The new stamp, a third dedicated to Reagan, will go on sale in February of 2011.
"The new stamp will cost 44 cents, and is expected to...go on sale in February of 2011." By which time first-class letter postage will be 46 cents, but that's okay, Reagan was always sort of two cents short.
The stamp is hideous, not a reagan fan myself politically, but he was a nice guy and deserves a better looking stamp
I bet ol' Ronnie is rolling in his grave with what's become of his party. He never wore his faith on his sleeve and would certainly be disgusted by the influence of the religious right and their endless line of hypocritical clowns who invoke his name at the drop of a hat.