Following his passing on June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan was laid to rest at the Reagan Library on June 11, 2004. The Memorial Site is made of granite and has the following inscription:
"I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life."
The Memorial Site is on the western portion of the Library Campus and is adjacent to the Library’s piece of the Berlin Wall and the replica of the White House South Lawn. The Memorial Site looks out toward the Pacific Ocean.
Each February 6th since 2005, the anniversary of President Reagan’s birth, the Reagan Library hosts a celebration of his life at his Memorial Site. United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton places a wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite. The program also includes patriotic music by the military band and a 21-gun salute. This annual event is open to the public and free to attend.