WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – Jill Biden on Monday praised Nancy Reagan as the first lady who “made such a difference” as the current first lady hosted the unveiling of a new US postage stamp that marked Biden’s move. Played the role 40 years ago. in it.
The issuance of a Forever First Class stamp bearing the image of Nancy Reagan by the US Postal Service is part of a one-year commemoration of the centenary of the former First Lady by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
At a White House event, Biden spoke of an “incredible platform,” after first ladies serving the people “we’re thrusting national headlines in a way that I know none of us anticipate.” Can’t put it.”
“First Lady Nancy Reagan served the American people with grace,” Biden said. “She understood that the role of First Lady comes with inherent pitfalls and scrutiny, yet she found humanity in it. She knew the potential of the role.”
“Next month would have been his 101st birthday,” Biden continued. “And with this ticket we are confirming that he has made such a difference.”
Nancy Reagan was born on 6 July 1921.
President Ronald Reagan’s White House aide Fred Ryan said the former First Lady advocated for foster grandparents, supported the arts, and restored and remodeled parts of the White House. She is also remembered for her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, for undergoing a mastectomy after her breast cancer diagnosis during the Reagan Presidency, and for her deep devotion to her husband.
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But the White House’s announcement last week of Monday’s event drew angry comments by those on social media who drew attention to Reagan’s indifference to gays and lesbians and the AIDS crisis that loomed large during his time as president and first lady. There was an explosion in
Other commentators expressed anger that the White House, led by the Democratic president, hosted the event, let alone during Pride Month, which celebrates LGBTQ people.
Jill Biden’s office did not respond to an emailed request for comment. Last week, President Joe Biden issued a Pride Month proclamation in which he said the rights of LGBTQ people are currently under “relentless assault” and sought to reassure them that “my administration sees you for who you are.” Deserves respect, respect and support.”
In her remarks, Jill Biden spoke of the need for everyone to help “bring our communities together.”
“We have to learn from those we don’t understand, to transcend divisions and find common ground, because that is where the foundation of our future should be laid,” she said.
US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Nancy Reagan’s niece Anne Peterson also attended the unveiling. Ryan is also the chairman of the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
DeJoy said that Nancy Reagan is the sixth first woman to appear on a US postage stamp, after Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson.
He said the stamp would be officially released during a dedication on July 6 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Nancy Reagan died in March 2016 at the age of 94.