Happy "Ronald Reagan Day" --but not in Massachusetts
posted at 2/6/2013 11:15 AM EST
In Massachusetts, it must be the 50th anniversary "Bulger Brothers Public Service Day" instead? Or is it the 30th anniversary of free public assistance for Obama's illegal relative....the "Auntie Zenuiti Temporary Welfare Assistance Day"?
40 states now recognize the great President's 102nd birthday today .
Each year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to issue a proclamation declaring Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day" in their respective states. Today, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the 40 governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have chosen to honor President Reagan's 102nd birthday.
"Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation, and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President," said Grover Norquist, founder and chairman of the project.
Founded in 1997, the project works to encourage the naming of landmarks, buildings, and roads after President Reagan. Currently there are 108 domestic dedications in 28 states, and 14 international dedications in seven countries.
Examples of domestic dedications include the Reagan Elementary School in Omaha, the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Cincinnati, and even a Reagan bust located in a McDonald's – the Ronald Reagan Memorial Bust in Northport, Alabama.
In Nevada, the Mount Reagan Project is leading an effort to name a mountain in honor of the late president.
Recent international dedications include a statue in London, a statue in Budapest, and a statue in Warsaw.
All 30 GOP governors are issuing proclamations, as well as nine Democratic governors and one independent governor – Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee. Eight Democratic governors have refused to issue proclamations (including Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick)