Samantha Smith stamp print, 1985Item 25182 info
Maine State Museum
Tributes poured in to the peacemaker who had charmed Americans, Soviets, and people worldwide.
Maine erected a statue in her honor near the Maine State Museum in Augusta and declared the first Monday in June Samantha Smith Day.
The Soviets issued a commemorative postage stamp with her image on it, as well as naming a mountain, a diamond, and a flower in her honor. Soviet astronomer L.I. Chernykh named an asteroid for Samantha.
Her legacy is her desire for people to live in peace and understanding with one another.
Sources Samantha Smith, Journey to the Soviet Union
The Samantha Smith Foundation