The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project — a special project of Americans for Tax Reform — commends Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for proclaiming Feb. 6 as “Ronald Reagan Day.”
Founded by ATR president Grover Norquist in 1997, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is committed to preserving the legacy of the 40th President of the United States throughout the nation and abroad. The project encourages the naming of buildings, roads, landmarks, and schools after the late President, with a long-term goal of dedication in every county in all 50 states.
The organization also works with government officials to declare Feb. 6, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, as Ronald Reagan Day.
Mayor Bowser’s D.C. proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, Febuary 6, 2020 will mark the 109th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth; and
WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan served two terms as the 40th president of the United States, earning three fifths of the electorate and victorious in 49 of 50 states; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure as President, Ronald Reagan signed into law the bill that recognized the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday as a national holiday; and
As President Ronald Reagan appointed the first woman to the United States Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; and
Ronald Reagan’s demand to ‘tear down this wall’ led to the end of the Cold War, restoring basic human rights for millions of people.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, DC, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2020, in Washington, DC, as “A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE 109th BIRTHDAY OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.”
There are currently 170 Reagan dedications worldwide. There are 151 dedications in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and 18 international dedications in nine countries including Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, England, Ireland, Grenada and the Republic of Georgia.
Planning is underway for a significant monument in Kiev, Ukraine.
D.C. has at least five Reagan dedications citywide:
- The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
- The Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy, Heritage Foundation.
- Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program, The Phillips Foundation.
- The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine
- The Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican Center.
In addition, the main airport serving the Washington, D.C. area is named after Ronald Reagan.
“Reagan reduced the size and scope of government, cut taxes for all Americans, and laid the foundation for economic prosperity,” said Norquist. “By the time he left office, America was freer, safer, and stronger in every way. Reagan’s leadership had a resounding impact on the lives of citizens here at home and individuals worldwide.”
If any readers have an idea for a new Reagan dedication, please contact Bailey Drouant at 202-785-0266 or [email protected].