(NN&V Staff) – Citizen Outreach Foundation announced on Friday the launch of an effort to name a significant landmark after the late President Ronald Reagan before what would have been his 100th birthday on February 6, 2011. There are over 3,000 named tributes to President Reagan worldwide, yet no such commemoration exists yet in the Silver State.
Karri Bragg, Executive Vice President of Citizen Outreach Foundation, will head up the new project. She’s the former Executive Director of the national Ronald Reagan Legacy Project sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C.
“Commemorating President Reagan in our state is key to ensuring that future generations of Nevadans will recognize and appreciate the great ideas, principles, and strong leadership that he provided in an uncertain time,” Bragg said. “This landmark will help assure that our children and grandchildren are able to do more than just skim over Reagan’s name in history class.”
The project’s first choice is to name a mountain peak – “Mount Reagan” – after the nation’s 40th president somewhere in Nevada, Bragg said. To that end, the application process with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has already been started. According to the USBGN, no other request for naming a mountain peak after President Reagan has been made.
Citizen Outreach Foundation will kick off the naming project with a Reagan Birthday Party/Reception on February 6, 2010 on what would have been President Reagan’s 99th birthday. The dessert and champagne reception will take place at the M Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Former Ambassador Sig Rogich and Nevada Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event.
“President Reagan was well known for his belief that someone who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is your ally, not your enemy,” Chuck Muth, president of Citizen Outreach Foundation said. “Sig, Bill and I haven’t always agreed on a variety of issues over the years, but we’re 100 percent in agreement on this effort. We think the President would be pleased.”
The keynote speaker for the evening’s program will be Craig Shirley, author of “Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All” and “Rendezvous With Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America.” Mr. Shirley will be signing copies of his book at the event.
Tickets may be purchased for $99 per person through the project’s new website at www.reaganlegacyproject.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bragg at (702) 481-0674 or firstname.lastname@example.org