04-R 045

2004 -- S 2206

Enacted 01/29/04

 

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 6TH AS "RONALD REAGAN DAY" IN THE STATE OF

RHODE ISLAND

     

     Introduced By: Senators Algiere, Blais, Gibbs, Breene, and Parella

     Date Introduced: January 29, 2004

 

 

     WHEREAS, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, a man of humble background, 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 served with honor and distinction for two terms as the 40th

President of the United States of America; the second of which he earned the confidence of 3/5 of

the electorate and was victorious in 49 of the 50 states in the general election a record

unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections; and

     WHEREAS, In 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated President, he inherited a

disillusioned nation shackled by rampant inflation and high unemployment; and

     WHEREAS, During Mr. Reagan's presidency, he worked in a bipartisan manner to enact

his bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government which led to an

unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of Americans; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Reagan's commitment to an active social policy agenda for the nation's

children helped lower crime and drug use in our neighborhoods; and

     WHEREAS, President Reagan's commitment to our Armed Forces contributed to the

restoration of pride in America, her values and those cherished by the free world, and prepared

America's Armed Forces to meet 21st Century challenges; and

     WHEREAS, President Reagan's vision of "peace through strength" led to the end of the

Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for

millions of people; and

     WHEREAS, On February 6, 2004, Ronald Reagan will have reached the age of ninety-

three years; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby recognizes February 6, 2004, A.D. and subsequent yearly anniversaries thereafter as

"Ronald Reagan Day"; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Nancy Reagan.

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