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.
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.
Ronald Reagan Legacy Project Urges Naming of California High School After Reagan
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project encourages the board of the Grossmont Union High School District to move forward with the naming of a newly built high school after President Ronald Reagan. If adopted, this would be the first high school in California and the fifth in the nation to honor former President Reagan.
Superintendent Robert Collins sent a proposal to the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District which would lay the groundwork for naming the new school: Ronald Reagan High School. To see a copy of Superintendent Robert Collins proposal that will be considered tonight, click here.
“It is imperative that school officials recognize the important role that Ronald Reagan played in the lives of all Americans, especially in his time as governor of California,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Ronald Reagan was an unabashed leader and true patriot and future generations of Americans should have the opportunity to recognize his legacy.”
There are currently only four high schools in the country named after President Reagan; one each in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Alpine has the opportunity to be the first community to name a high school after Ronald Reagan in California. Reagan served two terms as governor of California from 1967-1975 and attained national prominence through his leadership of California and as the 40th President of the United States.
To see a copy of RRLP's press release supporting the movement toward a Ronald Reagan High School in San Diego County, click here.
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