The President Reagan Memorial Site located at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley will hold its annual President Ronald Reagan’s birthday celebration on February 6, 2017. Officially designated by the US President after Reagan’s death in 2004, the ceremony allows citizens to pay their respects to the nation’s 40th president. This year would mark Reagan’s 106th birthday.
Starting at 11am, the Commanding General of the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will conduct a ceremony including music from the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band, a color guard, a chaplain, a brass quartet, a 21-gun salute, and the placing of an official White House wreath on Reagan’s gravesite. Sam Donaldson, former ABC news reporter, will deliver keynote remarks.
The Memorial Site is located at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley and is the largest presidential library of the 13 in the country. The ceremony will take place outside and is free to attend, though it is recommended that attendees reserve seats ahead of time. Regular admission will still be required to visit the Reagan Museum and other onsite attractions.
For more information about the event or to reserve seats, call the Reagan Foundation at 805-522-2977 or visit the website.