Nancy Reagan’s life was one of class, service, and selflessness. While Ronald Reagan served as Governor of California, Mrs. Reagan dedicated most of her time to visiting veterans and the disabled. As First Lady, Nancy Reagan promoted the Foster Grandparents program. The program paired children with foster grandparents, creating a love and bond beneficial for both the children and the elderly.
After the Reagans left office, Mrs. Reagan started the Nancy Reagan Foundation which later became the Nancy Reagan Afterschool Program. The purpose of the Nancy Reagan Afterschool Program is to act as a drug prevention and life skills program for children in school. Additionally, after Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, Nancy and Ronald Reagan supported the Ronald & Nancy Reagan Research Institute. The institute is dedicated to research about Alzheimer’s and finding a cure for the disease.
Congressman Jody Hice (R-Ga.) introduced H.R. 5457, legislation to designate Gravelly Point Park as Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. Located near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Gravelly Point Park is a popular destination for enjoying the backdrop of Washington D.C. while watching planes land on the runway. The renaming of the park next to the airport named after her husband would be an appropriate tribute to Mrs. Reagan.
Please sign the petition to rename Gravelly Point Park to Nancy Reagan Memorial Park to honor First Lady Nancy Reagan.