Reagan Legacy Project Commends Governor Lee for Proclaiming Feb. 6 “Ronald Reagan Day”
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project — a special project of Americans for Tax Reform — commends Governor Bill Lee for proclaiming Feb. 6 as “Ronald Reagan Day” in Tennessee.
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 a dedication in every county in all 50 states.
The organization also works with governors to declare Feb. 6, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, as Ronald Reagan Day.
Governor Lee’s Tennessee proclamation reads, in part:
“President Reagan’s commitment to our armed forces contributed to the restoration of pride in America, her values and those cherished by the free world, and prepared America’s Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century; and
President Reagan’s vision of “peace through strength” led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people.”
There are currently 169 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.
The most recent dedication came in June 2019 in Berlin, as the site of the “Tear Down This Wall” speech was named the Ronald Reagan Terrace.
Tennessee currently has at least two Reagan dedications: the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway and the North Rutherford YMCA Ronald Reagan Facility in Smyrna.
“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].