Ronald Reagan Day Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Reagan’s Birth

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Posted by Bailey Drouant on Thursday, February 4th, 2021, 6:32 PM PERMALINK

February 6th is celebrated throughout the nation as ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ in honor of the anniversary of his birth.

This year, for the 110th anniversary, 28 governors from both sides of the aisle have proclaimed Ronald Reagan Day in their states.

The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project commends the following governors for their Ronald Reagan Day proclamation:

  • Alabama - Kay Ivey (R)
  • Alaska - Mike Dunleavy (R)
  • Arizona - Doug Ducey (R)
  • Arkansas – Asa Hutchinson (R)
  • California – Gavin Newsom (D)
  • Colorado - Jared Polis (D) 
  • Florida - Ron DeSantis (R)
  • Georgia - Brian Kemp (R)
  • Idaho - Brad Little (R)
  • Indiana - Eric Holcomb (R)
  • Iowa - Kim Reynolds (R)
  • Maryland – Larry Hogan (R)
  • Massachusetts – Charlie Baker (R)
  • Mississippi – Tate Reeves (R)
  • Missouri – Mike Parson (R)
  • Nebraska - Pete Ricketts (R)
  • New Hampshire – Chris Sununu (R)
  • New Jersey – Phil Murphy (D)
  • North Dakota – Doug Burgum (R)
  • Ohio - Mike DeWine (R)
  • Oklahoma – Kevin Stitt (R)
  • South Carolina - Henry McMaster (R)
  • South Dakota - Kristi Noem (R)
  • Tennessee – Bill Lee (R)
  • Texas – Greg Abbott (R)
  • Utah - Spencer Cox (R)
  • Vermont - Phil Scott (R) 
  • West Virginia – Jim Justice (R)
     

While Ronald Reagan Day is celebrated once a year, his legacy is remembered with year-round dedications.

  • 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
  • One of the most recent dedications came in June 2019 in Berlin, as the site of the “Tear Down This Wall” speech was named the Ronald Reagan Terrace and a bronze statue was erected
     

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.

“In such polarizing times, we need to remember President Reagan and how he united the country,” Norquist said. “Under his leadership, the United States thrived with lower taxes and less government interference. Internationally, he served as a beacon of freedom and democracy. His legacy cannot be forgotten.”

 

Photo Credit: Reagan Library

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