WHEREAS, President Ronald Wilson Reagan was a prominent leader who was dedicated to representing American values on a global scale; and
WHEREAS, President Reagan, 40th President of the United States, helped reshape national politics with his vision to transform America into a more prosperous, stronger, safer, and more unified nation; and
WHEREAS, when President Reagan was in Office, the nation was disillusioned and hindered by a period of economic strife characterized by high unemployment and tense relations with the Soviet Union. In turn, President Reagan devoted significant resources to reducing federal spending, taxes, and the national deficit, as well as to strengthening our national defense and security; and
WHEREAS, internationally, President Reagan’s vision of “strength through peace” and diligent negotiation with Soviet Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev led to the creation of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and, eventually, resulted in the end of the Cold War; and
WHEREAS, the legacy of Ronald Reagan is one of hope, faith, and vision of a better American future. Today, we honor the 112th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2023 as:
Ronald Reagan Day
in Alaska, and ask that all Alaskans reflect on the life, legacy, and many great accomplishments of our country’s 40th President.
Dated: February 6, 2023