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Ronald Reagan Day

Honor the legacy of President Ronald Reagan on this special day with patriotic events, speeches, and reflections on his impact.
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On February 6, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of America's most beloved presidents on Ronald Reagan Day. This day was first established in 2011 to honor the 40th President of the United States, who is remembered for his leadership, charisma, and unwavering commitment to his country. From Hollywood actor to California governor to Commander-in-Chief, Reagan's journey has inspired many and left a lasting impact on American history. So let's take this day to remember and appreciate all that he accomplished during his time in office.

History of Ronald Reagan Day

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Ronald Reagan Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1911</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Reagan's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, USA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Reagan's Presidency Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States on January 20, 1981.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Tear Down This Wall"</div><div class='timeline-text'>In a famous speech, Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall", referring to the Berlin Wall.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Reagan's Death</div><div class='timeline-text'>On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Ronald Reagan Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bill SB944 into law, officially establishing Ronald Reagan Day in the state of California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Centennial Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation organized a nation-wide centennial celebration for what would have been Reagan's 100th birthday.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Ronald Reagan Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Reagan-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a party celebrating Ronald Reagan! Decorate with red, white, and blue and serve popular foods from the 1980s such as Jell-O molds and tuna casserole.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Reagan movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day watching movies starring or about Ronald Reagan. Some suggestions include "The Hasty Heart," "Kings Row," and "Reagan: The Movie."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Reagan museum or library</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a museum or library dedicated to Ronald Reagan to learn more about his life and legacy. You can also check out special events or exhibits happening on Ronald Reagan Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a book about Reagan</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Choose a biography or memoir about Ronald Reagan and spend the day reading and learning more about his life and presidency.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer for a cause important to Reagan</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reagan was passionate about many causes, including fighting world hunger and supporting the military. Honor his legacy by volunteering for a cause that was important to him.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Ronald Reagan Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He was a charismatic leader</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ronald Reagan is remembered as a strong and charismatic leader who inspired hope and optimism in the American people. His speeches were powerful and he had a way of connecting with the public that made him loved by many.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He played a significant role in ending the Cold War</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of Reagan’s greatest achievements was his role in helping end the Cold War and bringing down the Soviet Union. He implemented policies that weakened the Soviet economy and put pressure on them to negotiate peace.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He strongly believed in America and its values</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Reagan was a true patriot who deeply loved his country and its values. He stood up for what he believed in, both domestically and internationally, and instilled a sense of pride in being American among his fellow citizens.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Ronald Reagan's Legacy

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Ronald Reagan was both a Hollywood actor and a President</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before he entered politics, Ronald Reagan was a well-known film and television actor, appearing in more than 50 films during his Hollywood career.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reagan was the 40th President of the United States</h3><p class='facts-content'>Reagan served as the President of the United States from January 1981 to January 1989, serving two full terms in office.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reagan was a Significant Figure in Ending the Cold War</h3><p class='facts-content'>Reagan's policies and defense buildup are largely credited for bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end. His famous phrase "Tear down this wall!" symbolized his stand against Communism.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reagan Survived An Assassination Attempt</h3><p class='facts-content'>Within the first few months of his presidency, Reagan survived an assassination attempt outside a Washington D.C. hotel. He recuperated rapidly, returning to duty within a few weeks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reagan believed in "The Shining City Upon a Hill"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Reagan often referred to America as "the shining city upon a hill," symbolizing his belief in American exceptionalism and the hope that the country offered to the world.</p></div></div>

Ronald Reagan Day FAQs

When is Ronald Reagan Day?

Ronald Reagan Day is celebrated on February 6 every year. In 2024 Ronald Reagan Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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