Friday, August 24, 2007

On Tuesday, August 21, members of the Harris County, Texas Board of Education voted to name the county education department building after the nation’s 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The dedication to President Reagan, the first of its kind in Harris County, was championed by new board member Michael Wolfe.

With the board’s 5-2 vote of approval, the main building of the county Department of Education located on Irvington Boulevard will soon bear the name of America’s favorite president.

“Mr. Wolfe’s hard work to honor President Reagan deserves recognition,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a leading force in preserving Reagan’s legacy. “While Ronald Reagan was a leader in world politics, he also played a great role in the lives of individual Americans. Recognizing his memory on every level is a great honor to his life and legacy.”

In his two terms as president, Reagan worked to rid the threat of communism overseas while boosting the American spirit. Despite the strength of growing communist states and a struggling economy, he pushed forward to succeed in halting the expansion of U.S. government and non-democratic governments abroad.

Texas is already home to 6 dedications, including Ronald Reagan Public Library and High School in San Antonio. The new building dedication in Harris County joins over 95 dedications to the late president in the United States and 9 abroad.

“Ronald Reagan’s legacy should be held up for future generations to value,” continued Norquist. “The Harris County dedication is a great example of taking every opportunity to preserve the ideals and leadership President Reagan brought our country.”