"Reagan photo at National Portrait Gallery" by Billy Hathorn, (Public Domain)

Throughout our history, few leaders have stood the test of time and continue to influence the nation after they have passed on. Fewer still have such predominant impacts on future generations of Americans as President Reagan has.

February 6 is deemed ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ as a reminder of this impact. This February 6 would have been the former president’s 111th birthday.

The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project reaches out yearly to all 50 governors and requests a ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ proclamation. This year, 25 governors proclaimed the day in their respective states. These states include:

  • Alabama – Kay Ivey (R)
  • Alaska – Mike Dunleavy (R)
  • Arizona – Doug Ducey (R)
  • Arkansas – Asa Hutchinson (R)
  • California – Gavin Newson (D)
  • Georgia – Brian Kemp (R)
  • Idaho – Brad Little (R)
  • Indiana – Eric Holcomb (R)
  • Iowa – Kim Reynolds (R)
  • Maryland – Larry Hogan (R)
  • Mississippi – Tate Reeves (R)
  • Missouri – Mike Parson (R)
  • Nebraska – Pete Ricketts (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)
  • Vermont – Phil Scott (R)
  • Virginia – Glenn Youngkin (R)
  • West Virginia – Jim Justice (R)
  • Wyoming – Mark Gordon (R)

In addition to the commemorative day, Ronald Reagan is honored throughout the world for his leadership. Domestically, there are 168 dedications to the former president, and 18 dedications internationally. One of the more recent pushes for dedication comes from the Ukrainian Economics Freedom Foundation, who hopes to erect a statue of Reagan on the former site of a monument to a Soviet leader.

“The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project and, by extension, the Ronald Reagan Day proclamations, serve as a way to memorialize the resilient legacy of Ronald Reagan,” ATR president Grover Norquist said. “So many presidential accomplishments are forgotten about throughout the years, but these dedications solidify the triumphs of his policies.”

If any readers have an idea for a new Reagan dedication, please contact Bailey Drouant at 202-785-0266 or [email protected].