To honor President Ronald Reagan on the anniversary of his birthday, the President of the United States has designated that a program be held at President Reagan’s Memorial Site at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library each year.
Brigadier General John W. Bullard, Jr., Commanding General at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, conducted the ceremony, which commenced at 11:30 a.m. with a music prelude beginning at 11:00 a.m. by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band. The ceremony includes a color guard, chaplain, a brass quintet, a 21-gun salute, a flyover, the placing of an official White House wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite and keynote remarks by The Honorable William Bennett. The ceremony will be held outdoors at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Just prior to the birthday activities, Dr. Bennett signed copies of his new book, Is College Worth It? A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education.
The ceremony at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, located at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California 93065.