SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, February 6, 2011 as “Ronald Reagan Centennial Day” in the State of California. Text of the proclamation:


Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 to a family of modest means. He served his country with honor and distinction as the 33rd Governor of California and as the 40th President of the United States of America. Having risen from humble Midwestern beginnings to the towering heights of our democracy, Ronald Reagan embodied the American dream.

As California’s governor, he worked with members of the Legislature from across the political spectrum to advance this State’s fiscal future, thereby elevating collaboration above ideology whenever the common good was at stake.

As President of the United States, his enduring legacy is likewise defined by his eschewal of political dogmatism when confronted with the practical needs of the Nation. To that end, he took bold steps to reduce the threat of nuclear war and worked with members of Congress from both parties to enact pragmatic fiscal reforms.

On February 6th, I ask that all Californians celebrate Ronald Reagan’s legacy on the centennial anniversary of his birth. His buoyant optimism and deep faith in America are as inspiring today as they were when he served the Nation as our President.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim February 6th, 2011 as “Ronald Reagan Centennial Day”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 4th day of February 2011.

Governor of California