The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project looks to point you to resources that will be helpful in remembering and learning about Ronald Reagan; including: speeches, articles, and other organizations.
You have the opportunity to take a leadership role in naming a building, road, or park after Ronald Reagan? You can also urge your Governor to recognize February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day” in your state.
2-4-11 Ronald Reagan in the News
“Reagan at 100: A mentor for young conservatives” by Matt Lewis in Politics Daily on MSNBC.com “. . . young people, perhaps more than other generations, value the ability to communicate. And Reagan wasn't called "The Great Communicator" for nothing. ‘Out of all of the conservative talking heads and politicians in the last few decades, he has been the most capable of explaining the principles of conservatism in a way that is easy for anyone to understand,’” said Matthew Hurtt, 23, a copywriter for a conservative fundraising firm.
“Ronald Reagan centennial celebration will also unveil new library artifacts” by Steve Chawkins in the Los Angeles Times “. . . the most lasting commemoration may be what's unveiled to the public Monday — the $15-million overhaul of the Reagan library. About half the artifacts now on display have never been seen by the public.”
Want to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Gipper?
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library website provides an interactive list of Ronald Reagan centennial events. For those of you who are interested in celebrating the 40th president’s 100th birthday, the website is complete with a U.S. map marking the locations of festivities, ceremonies, speeches, and those states whose governors have proclaimed Ronald Reagan Day. If you already have plans to attend an event that is not included on the website, it can be added to the list to be shared with fellow Reagan commemorators.
Twenty-six governors thus far have issued proclamations honoring Reagan on his 100th birthday
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Every year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to make proclamations honoring Reagan on his birthday. This February 6, Reagan would have turned 100. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have recognized February 6 in their states. Thus far, 26 out of 50 governors have issued proclamations.
“I urge every governor to issue a proclamation declaring ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ in their state,”said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “For those states currently without a proclamation, citizens are encouraged to contact their Governor.”
Governors who have issued proclamations honoring Reagan (26):
|Alaska - Sean Parnell (R)||Maine - Paul LePage (R)||South Dakota - Dennis Daugaard (R)|
|Arizona - Jan Brewer (R)||Maryland - Martin O'Malley (D)||Texas - Rick Perry (R)|
|Connecticut - Dan Malloy (D)||Mississippi - Haley Barbour (R)||Utah - Gary Herbert (R)|
|Georgia - Nathan Deal (R)||Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R)||Vermont - Peter Shumlin (D)|
|Hawaii - Linda Lingle (R)*||Nevada - Brian Sandoval (R)||Virginia - Bob McDonnell (R)|
|Idaho - Butch Otter (R)||New Hampshire - John Lynch (D)||Washington - Chris Gregoire (D)|
|Illinois - Pat Quinn (D)||New Mexico - Susana Martinez (R)||West Virginia - Earl Ray Tomblin (D)|
|Indiana - Mitch Daniels (R)||North Carolina - Bev Perdue (D)||Wyoming - Matt Mead (R)|
|Louisiana - Bobby Jindal (R)||Pennsylvania - Tom Carbett (R)|
*Asterisk denotes those who made a proclamation before leaving office
Click "Read More" to see those governors who have not yet issued proclamations.