Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Reagan Honored in San Francisco
Veteran group dedicates building to 40th president

Washington, D.C. - Cathay Post #384 of the American Legion has honored Ronald Reagan by dedicating their building the Ronald Reagan Veteran Memorial Building. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of America’s 40th president, praises the organization and all efforts to memorialize President Reagan in California.

One of the most active veteran organizations in California, the Cathay Post #384, seeks to promote the contributions of the Chinese Americans who have defended our nation. As the organization honors the greatest president of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan had also recognized the important role of veterans in our society and their sacrifices for our country; “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us. That is our duty. They have never let America down. We will not let them down.”

"I applaud the efforts of the Cathay Post #384 for their efforts to honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Naming their building in honor of Reagan is a fitting tribute to a man who worked to defeat the most significant threat to liberty in America’s history, the Soviet Union."

California, where Ronald Reagan served as governor from 1967 to 1975, overwhelmingly supported Reagan in his 1984 election with 57.5 percent of Californians casting a vote in favor of keeping him in the White House. The state of California has at least fourteen memorials dedicated to the late president, including the Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Bakersfield and the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.

“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,” said Norquist. “Citizens of every state should continue to advocate for dedications preserving the contributions of our 40th president for future generations.”

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. Please contact John Kartch at 202-785-0266 or jkartch@atr.org