Maine Republicans honor Reagan, celebrate

The Maine legislature honored late President Reagan’s legacy on Tuesday by passing a joint resolution in tribute to Reagan for the 100th anniversary of his birth, which will be this Sunday, February 6. Governor Paul LePage signed a similar proclamation, declaring February 6, 2011 Ronald Reagan Day.

Governor LePage expressed his sentiment toward Reagan: "I have several presidential heroes, and Ronald Reagan is one. The real tie is I pledge myself to read a lot and study Reagan, so that by the time I'm done being governor, I will be politically correct."

In addition, Maine Republicans celebrated Reagan’s birthday with a ceremony in the State House Hall of Flags. The festivities featured a video from Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, created at the request of President Reagan in 1985.

Maine Senate President Kevin Raye said of Reagan: "He was the most gifted communicator ever to occupy the White House.”

For video footage of the event, click here.

To read more on the Maine celebrations, click one of the following links.

Kennebec Journal

Morning Sentinel

Bangor Daily News


For photos of the event, clcik here.
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