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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith stamp print, 1985

Samantha Smith stamp print, 1985

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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