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.
States proclaim February 6 Ronald Reagan Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to make proclamations declaring February 6 “Ronald Reagan Day”. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of late President Reagan’s birthday. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have recognized February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day in their states. Thus far, 21 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 declaring “Ronald Reagan Day” in their states (21):
|Arizona - Jan Brewer (R)
||Maryland - Martin O'Malley (D)
||South Dakota - Dennis Daugaard (R)
|Connecticut - Dan Malloy (D)
||Mississippi - Haley Barbour (R)
||Texas - Rick Perry (R)
|Hawaii - Linda Lingle* (R)
||Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R)
||Utah - Gary Herbert (R)
|Idaho - Butch Otter (R)
||Nevada - Brian Sandoval (R)
||Virginia - Bob McDonnell (R)
|Illinois - Pat Quinn (D)
||New Hampshire - John Lynch (D)
||Washington - Christine Gregoire (D)
|Indiana - Mitch Daniels (R)
||New Mexico - Susana Martinez (R)
||West Virginia - Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
|Louisiana - Bobby Jindal (R)
||North Carolina - Bev Perdue (D)
||Wyoming - Matt Mead (R)
*Asterisk denotes those who made a proclamation before leaving office
Click "Read More" to see those governors who have not yet signed proclamations.
1-31-11 Ronald Reagan in the News
"When Reagan Spoke Truth to Soviet Power" by Paul Kengor in the WSJ "On Jan. 29, 1981, barely a week into Ronald Reagan's presidency, the world got a no-nonsense education on how Reagan's America would differ from that of his predecessor. During the first press conference, ABC's Sam Donaldson asked the new president about Moscow's aims and intentions."
"Everybody Loves Reagan" by Ryan L. Cole in The American Spectator "The arrival of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday will be accompanied by a chorus of fond reminiscences and misty-eyed appreciations."
"Ronald Reagan at 100: At true believer who caught destiny's eye" by Michael Barone in the Washington Examiner "Within the Reagan household, and perhaps in Ronald Reagan's heart," his definitive biographer Lou Cannon writes, "there was an early sense that he was a child of destiny." Certainly there was not much in his family background to suggest that. The 40th president was born one hundred years ago on Feb. 6 in the second floor of a gritty-looking building in Tampico, Ill. The family moved to other towns, and briefly to Chicago, before shoe salesman Jack Reagan and his wife, Nell, settled in the prosperous town of Dixon when Reagan was 9."
Ronald Reagan Legacy Project Launches New Website as 100th Birthday Nears
Today, in preparation for the centennial birthday of Ronald Reagan, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP) unveiled its new website: www.RonaldReaganLegacyProject.org.
The mission of RRLP is to honor the legacy of our 40thPresident through the naming of roads, schools, buildings, and other sites and by encouraging states to recognize Ronald Reagan Day each year on February 6. The new website features a resource section where individuals can find more information on President Reagan including speeches, articles, and links to other organizations. The site provides a map that is searchable for those looking for Reagan dedications and annual list of gubernatorial proclamations declaring February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day.
“Every school, road, or courthouse that we name after Ronald Reagan becomes a teaching moment. It will open the door for parents to explain to young children who Ronald Reagan was and to provide a catalyst for learning to those who were too young to remember him in their early years,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project.
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project was created in 1997. The first project and arguably the most notable project the RRLP has participated in is the naming of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in 1998. There are currently 107 known dedications across the United States and 13 dedications overseas.
Join RRLP in remembering and honoring Ronald Reagan on his 100th birthday this February 6, 2011.
For a PDF of RRLP's website, click here.