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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE FEBRUARY 6, 2011, AS "RONALD REAGAN DAY."
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly feel it is appropriate to declare February 6, 2011, as "Ronald Reagan Day" in the State of South Carolina to commemorate the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration; and
Whereas, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois and died on June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, California; and
Whereas, Ronald Reagan served in the U.S. Army Reserve from April 1937 until December 1945; and
Whereas, 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; and
Whereas, Ronald Reagan often visited the Palmetto State and was highly respected by many South Carolinians; and
Whereas, Ronald Reagan enjoyed support from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents during his dynamic career in politics; and
Whereas, 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; and
Whereas, 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; and
Whereas, Ronald Reagan's vision of "peace through strength" led to the end of the Cold War; and
Whereas, members of the General Assembly take great pride in honoring Ronald Reagan for his many contributions to our country and in celebrating his life. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize and commemorate February 6, 2011, as "Ronald Reagan Day."
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Nancy Reagan, the Young America's Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.
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