Indiana plans Reagan celebration at Statehouse

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The state is planning a ceremony next week to mark the 100th anniversary of late President Ronald Reagan's birth.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration is scheduled for Feb. 10 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.

The ceremony also will feature 16-year-old Hunter Wainscott of Frankfort, who won an essay contest about Reagan. A choir from an Indianapolis high school will perform.

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman said the celebration is a chance to reflect on Reagan's contributions to the country and to Indiana. She said many young Hoosiers are just now learning of Reagan's legacy.

The celebration is part of events nationwide celebrating Reagan's life.


  • Reagan celebration
    What's to celebrate? Reagan set in motion the downfall of American's work force that continues to this day. The irony is that most of that work force was (and is) completely oblivious to the damage he and the continuation of his polcies have inflicted on working people. And Clinton didn't help with NAFTA. Ross Perot said the "giant sucking sound" is the sound of jobs leaving America. He was (and is) right.
  • Revisionist History
    Let me add my support to what Bob said plus so much more. And please tell me Becky Skillman, are you really going to tell the young Hoosiers about all of Reagan's policies and their affects on our society or just the ones you want to claim?
  • This is starting to sound like the tooth fairy
    This is getting beyond revisionist history.

    I do hope that they mention that he supported one of the largest tax increases in California. He also increased the national debt and showed that he didn't give a damn about the US Constitution when he engineered the Iran Contra fiasco.

    "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter" - Dick Cheney.

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