On the 106th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan’s birth, Governor Jerry Brown declared today to be “Ronald Reagan Day” in California.
Reagan was also of course a former California Governor, serving between 1967-1975. Governor Brown’s official proclamation, released this morning, is transcribed below:
“From his humble Midwestern origins, through a successful career in Hollywood, and on to the highest offices in his state and country, Ronald Reagan lived the California dream.
On this 106th anniversary of his birth, we remember not only his most celebrated achievements-his successful diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev and the economic recovery that occurred under his presidency. We also remember the turbulent years of his governorship, during which he proved his ability to manage the affairs of the state, and earlier, the talent and the skill he brought to his work in one of our state’s most renowned and beloved industries.
Above all, we remember the man: his irresistible optimism, faith and good humor. As a way to honor his memory, I recommend that Californians give as generously as they can to the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute.
Now therefore I, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2017 as “Ronald Reagan Day.”