Inaugurated at age 69, Reagan was the oldest President and, according to some of the trivia out there, he was apparently almost deaf in one ear and considered a Washington outsider.
An ambitious number of events are planned country-wide for the celebration and most people will be interested to know that the American taxpayer will not be footing the bill. In the past, this type of event was funded with money appropriated by Congress.
The newly renovated Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, will be dedicated and includes the Ronald Reagan Museum, which is geared to reach out to young people who live in the world of high technology.
The museum has virtual exhibits where visitors can share the stage with Reagan as he takes his oath of office. You can even ride with President Reagan on horseback at his famous and beloved California ranch.
On February 6, a military ceremony is planned at the library with a flyover followed by a concert at the Hollywood bowl. There is also “The Reagan Torch of Freedom”, which starts out from the library and will travel along Highway 66 to be traded off by participants, including military veterans and administration alumni. It will be carried on a cross country tour, ending at the U.S. Capitol on Independence Day, July 4, 2011.
A partnership has been set up with universities where academic workshops are planned to study Ronald Reagan’s role in changing the nation and the world. And, there is no doubt that the winning the Cold War and restoring the American economy and his moral leadership is included.
Known as “The Great Communicator” President Reagan believed that government should be limited so that the unlimited potential of the American people can be realized.
Like the signers of the Declaration of Independence Ronald Reagan believed that freedom is a gift from God intended for all people. Who would disagree with that?
This is in no way a political blog and I believe that I’m not revealing my affiliation with any political party by stating that it was in remarkably poor taste for Ron Reagan Jr., to slam his father, yet again, during an interview where he claimed, without any evidence, that the President had Alzheimer’s disease while still in office—just to sell his book.
If you’d like to take a look at the Reagan Library website and find out more about the planned activities, click on The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.