Reagan postage stamp is rolled out

February 10th, 2005

President Reagan's famous smile and blue eyes shine from a new postage stamp issued Wednesday in ceremonies across the country.

It's the latest in an already high stack of honors bestowed on the former president since his death eight months ago.

The new stamp shows Reagan's smile, tilt of head and twinkle of eye in a way that captures the "warmth, personality and humanity of Ronald Reagan," James Miller, chairman of the Postal Service board of governors, told a crowd of about 200 at an unveiling ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The celebrants were shown a video tribute to the former president that noted he wrote more than 10,000 letters during his lifetime.

Lee Greenwood sang the national anthem and his hit Proud to be an American and Crystal Gayle sang a medley of patriotic songs.

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