Superbowl Sunday or Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday Anniversary?
February 6, 2011 5 Comments
Both, of course.
People today are obsessed, as always, with the Superbowl. But many will remember Ronald Reagan on this, his 100th, birthday. I returned home from church this morning just in time to watch and hear the 21-gun salute to our 40th president.
The remarkable ceremony honoring his memory at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library continues as I write this post. Nancy Reagan has greeted the audience of distinguished guests, and actor Gary Sinise has given a brief and moving tribute. James Baker, Reagan’s Chief of Staff during his presidency, has just now been introduced as the main speaker of the event.
How will you remember Reagan today?
There are many ways that you might remember the man, all of which will leave you feeling personally inspired. Read a biography, sift through his influential speeches, watch one of the movies in which he starred, view a documentary of his life and administration, pore over fotos of Reagan from different periods of his life, Google quotations for which he is well-known, find and watch a re-play of today’s tribute to Reagan that is now being broadcast from Simi Valley, CA.
Movies to see:
- Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
- Knute Rockne All American (1940)
- Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection (2011)
- Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator (2003)
- President Ronald Reagan: The Great Speeches (2004)
- Ronald Reagan: An American President
- An American Life: The Autobiography (2011)
- The Reagan Diaries, by Ronald Reagan (2009)
- Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America (2001)
- The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan (2007)
- “A Conversation on Presidents’ Day”
- “Presidential Leadership”
- FOX coverage of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday (with audio files)