/ SECTION 3. A. The General Assembly finds that:
(A) Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois and died on June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, California.
(B) Ronald Reagan served in the U.S. Army Reserve from April 1937 until December 1945.
(C) Ronald Reagan was a man of humble background who worked throughout his life serving freedom and advancing the public good, having been employed as an entertainer, union leader, corporate spokesman, Governor of California, and President of the United States.
(D) Ronald Reagan often visited the Palmetto State and was highly respected by many South Carolinians.
(E) Ronald Reagan enjoyed support from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents during his dynamic career in politics.
(F) Ronald Reagan served with honor and distinction for two terms as the 40th President of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989. He won two successive contests by margins in the Electoral College unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections.
(G) Ronald Reagan's commitment to our Armed Forces contributed to the restoration of pride in America and her values and prepared America's Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
(H) Ronald Reagan's vision of "peace through strength" led to the end of the Cold War.
B. Chapter 3, Title 53 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 53-3-145. February sixth of each year, the birthday of the late President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, is declared to be 'President Ronald Reagan Day' in South Carolina."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
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