Florida Senate - 2011                             (NP)    SR 294
       By Senator Fasano
       11-00346-11                                            2011294__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing February 6, 2011, as “Ronald
    3         Reagan Day” in the State of Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, a man of humble
    6  background, worked throughout his life serving freedom and
    7  advancing the public good as an entertainer, union leader,
    8  corporate spokesperson, governor of California, and, ultimately,
    9  President of the United States, and
   10         WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan served with honor and distinction
   11  for two terms as the 40th president of the United States,
   12  winning the popular vote in 49 of the 50 states prior to his
   13  second term — a record unsurpassed in the history of American
   14  presidential elections — and earning the confidence of three
   15  fifths of the electorate, and
   16         WHEREAS, in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated
   17  President, he inherited a disillusioned nation that was shackled
   18  by rampant inflation and high unemployment, and
   19         WHEREAS, during his presidency, Ronald Reagan worked in a
   20  bipartisan manner to enact his bold agenda of restoring
   21  accountability and common sense to government, which led to
   22  unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of
   23  Americans, and
   24         WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan’s commitment to an active social
   25  policy agenda for the nation’s children helped lower crime and
   26  drug use in neighborhoods, and
   27         WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan’s commitment to the Armed Forces
   28  contributed to the restoration of pride and values in America
   29  and to those values cherished by the free world, and prepared
   30  this nation’s Armed Forces to meet 21st Century challenges, and
   31         WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan’s vision of “peace through strength”
   32  led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the
   33  Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of
   34  people, and
   35         WHEREAS, February 6, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of
   36  Ronald Reagan’s birth, and the 7th since his passing, NOW,
   39  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   41         That February 6, 2011, is recognized as “Ronald Reagan Day”
   42  in the State of Florida.