Seven years ago today, President Reagan’s body lay in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol following his death on June 5, 2004. Today, a statue of Reagan, one of California’s contributions to the National Statuary Hall collection, is in the Rotunda. It is one of the few statues in the collection that depicts a smiling face. The pedestal contains pieces of the Berlin Wall.
A stamp honoring Reagan was issued in 2005.