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Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was proud to announce an education event that introduced students and the general public to Medal of Honor Recipients. On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, Medal of Honor Recipients Colonel Bruce Crandall, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta and Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry shared their stories about mentorship – Who is the hero’s hero? The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Following the lecture, Colonel Crandall, Staff Sergeant Giunta and Sergeant First Class Petry will all sign copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty.

700 high school students was in the audience and given a chance to pose questions and share their thoughts with these heroes.


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Reagan Forum with Governor Bobby Jindal
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reagan Forum featuring Louisiana Governor and Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association Bobby Jindal.

Governor Jindal was elected Governor of Louisiana on October 20, 2007, winning 60 of 64 parishes in the state. As Governor, Jindal has taken on the tough issues and turned Louisiana into a model for conservative reform. Governor Jindal overhauled ethics laws, eliminated burdensome taxes, and led historic responses to Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Gustav, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Governor Jindal also tackled education reform by expanding charter schools and implementing school choice scholarships to give more children the opportunity to get a great education. Governor Jindal’s reforms have led to all-time high employment levels, and record level high school graduation rates in Louisiana. Prior to being elected Governor, Governor Jindal served as a Congressman, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President of the University of Louisiana System, Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, and Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.


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Lecture and Book Signing with P.J. O'Rourke
Saturday, February 8, 2014


Lecture and book signing with New York Times best-selling author P.J. O’Rourke on his latest book, The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way… And It Wasn’t My Fault… And I’ll Never Do It Again (Publish Date: January 7, 2014).

P.J. O’Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s “underground” newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world’s only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other “Holidays in Hell” in more than 40 countries.

Now O’Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his keen eye on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very average, if sometimes uproarious experiences as a key to his exceptional age cohort. He writes about the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.

The Baby Boom is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand his generation’s messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.

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President Reagan's Birthday Celebration Featuring Remarks by Secretary William Bennett
Thursday, February 6, 2014

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.


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Lecture and Book Signing with Newt and Callista Gingrich
Monday, February 3, 2014

Lecture with New York Times bestselling authors Newt and Callista Gingrich. Speaker Gingrich was here to discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate (Publish Date: November 4, 2013). During the book signing with Speaker Gingrich, Callista Gingrich will also sign copies of her latest Ellis the Elephant book, Yankee Doodle Dandy (Publish Date: October 7, 2013).

In Breakout, Newt Gingrich sounds a clarion call for all Americans to reject the disastrous cycle of entrenched bureaucracy and politics as usual that has imprisoned Americans and American ingenuity. The “regulate-restrictdestroy” mentality of too many politicians, lobbyists, special interest groups, unions, and bureaucrats is stifling historic leaps in human wellbeing. Gingrich calls on all citizens to support the American pioneers and “breakout champions” who are willing to put politics aside and challenge the “prison guards of the past.”

In Yankee Doodle Dandy, Callista Gingrich has Ellis the Elephant diving back into history, teaching kids (and parents!) about the American Revolution.

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