On the eve of the anniversary of former President Richard M. Nixon’s funeral, his daughters unveiled a commemorative postage stamp in his honor.
“He was so proud to serve America,” Julie Nixon Eisenhower said at ceremonies Wednesday on the grounds of the Nixon Library & Birthplace.
“The Postal Service is proud to recognize the 37th president of the United States,” Postmaster General Marvin Runyon said.
He joined Nixon’s daughters, Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox, in pulling the blue shroud off a giant replica of the stamp. It features a smiling likeness of Nixon in a business suit.
More than 2,000 people witnessed the ceremony in the library gardens.
The 32-cent, first-class stamp goes on sale nationwide today.