[r32] Remembering Reagan (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All Day
End Date: 2/7/2011
STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Statehouse will host 'The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration' this week on Thursday February 10th at the Indiana Statehouse. Gov. Mitch Daniels and former Congressman Lee Hamilton will talk about their personal memories of President Reagan, who was born Feb. 6, 1911.

An iconic symbol of today's Republican Party, Reagan is regarded as a hero to conservatives across the country, and a symbol of a strong America.

"President Reagan inspired me in a way that no other elected official has," said Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero). "His belief of limited government, families, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and limiting the role of the federal government with state's rights, has guided me my entire career as a legislator."

This past Sunday, February 6th, marked what would have been the 100th birthday of our 40th President, Ronald Regan. Born in a small Illinois town, Reagan was raised with the same Midwestern principles and values many Hoosiers grow up with. While the media frenzy surrounding the Super Bowl may have over shadowed the date, there is still time to remember one of our greatest Presidents.

The effect of his Presidency can still be felt today through the policies of elected officials who believe his economic plan for a stronger America are still applicable today. His charisma and ability to connect with any American lead to his nickname as "The Great Communicator."

"My wife and I were honored to have been invited by President Reagan in 1985 for a meeting with him of young, elected legislators. I will forever treasure spending a few minutes in the White House with President Reagan, arguably one of the greatest leaders our country has ever had," said Rep. Turner.