Monday, June 12, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate Honors Reagan
Keystone state senate designates June 5th as ‘Ronald Reagan Day’

Washington, D.C.- The Pennsylvania senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution last week that would designate June 5th, 2006, the second anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s death, as ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ in the state. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a national group dedicated to memorializing the late president, commends the efforts of lawmakers honoring the former president.

In his two terms as president, Reagan engendered unprecedented worldwide progress through his international and domestic agendas. His defeat of Communism enhanced the security of the U.S. and moved the world towards peace and prosperity. Through his commitment to the free-market and limited government, Reagan cultivated an economic climate that gave rise to robust economic growth and individual empowerment.

“Ronald Reagan led the fight for democracy and restored the American spirit,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Two years after his passing and 25 years since he took office, it is more important than ever to preserve his legacy for future generations.”

Pennsylvania currently has two memorials dedicated to the late president, a road in Bucks County and a federal building in Harrisburg. Reagan’s vision for the world and his strong leadership won him a place in the hearts of the Pennsylvanian people. In the 1984 presidential election, Reagan won 53 percent of the vote.

“It is important that we take every opportunity to recognize President Reagan, for in his nature can be found the essence of America: brave, bold leadership,” concluded Norquist.

The RRLP seeks to name at least one monument to President Reagan in each of America’s counties, and in nations that were once Communist. RRLP Chairman Grover Norquist, a long time Washington insider, is available for interviews.
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