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.
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.
California Designates February 6th as Reagan Day
On July 19, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 944, legislation that will designate each February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. Senate Bill 944 encourages public schools and institutions to engage in exercises remembering the life of Ronald Reagan. This bill requires the sitting Governor of California to annually proclaim February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day.
Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, issued the following statement lauding California’s action and encouraging other states to enact similar legislation:
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project applauds California’s action in setting aside February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. We encourage other states to follow suit in proclaiming February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. Because this February 6 will mark the one-hundreth anniversary of our fortieth President’s birth, this year would be a timely opportunity to set aside this day for the Gipper.
Every Ronald Reagan Day will serve as a teaching opportunity for parents and teachers to share with students about one of the greatest Presidents of our time. Along with the naming of roads, building, and other honors after Reagan, this day will serve as a reminder of the legacy of Ronald Reagan.
Remembering the Gipper on June 5
On June 5, the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Ronald Wilson Reagan, Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project issued the following statement:
We know our 40th President Ronald Wilson Reagan, is missed by his family. Not only does his family miss him, but so does the United States of America and many peoples around the world. Seeing attempts to solve the problems our country faces by means of more spending, more taxation, and bigger government; we not only miss the man Ronald Reagan was, but we also miss his judgment.
How he viewed the government’s role in the lives of citizens and how we relate to the world as a nation can be found quite simply in two quotes: First, ‘The reality is that we must find peace through strength’ stating his foreign policy and Second, ‘Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem’ stating his economic policy. On the anniversary of Reagan’s passing, our President and Congress would show a great deal of wisdom in heeding these views that our fortieth President encompassed in these quotes.
For a PDF of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project's press release remembering Ronald W. Reagan, click here.