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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2024

 

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

 

Reagan Foundation to Host Back to Back Events this June, Commemorating 20 years since President Reagan’s death and 80 years since D-Day

 

Events on June 5th and 6th will honor two noteworthy anniversaries

 

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) will host two events in early June to commemorate landmarks in our nation’s history.

On June 5, 2024, twenty years after the passing of former President Ronald Reagan, speakers will reflect on his enduring legacy and examine his profound influence on both domestic and foreign policy. Panelists will include senior Reagan administration officials and media commentators. Specific panelist information is forthcoming.

On the following day, June 6th, 2024, a lineup of historians, veterans, and politicians will reflect on the enduring impact of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings, marking eighty years since these pivotal events reshaped the course of World War II. Panelists will provide a historical look at our world eighty years ago, and address the implications of President Reagan’s Peace through Strength policies on today’s world. The event will feature a keynote conversation with Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State.

Tickets for the public are available for purchase at www.ReaganFoundation.org/JuneCommemoration

All media interested in attending must RSVP to reagan@pinkston.co.

Melissa Giller, Chief Marketing Officer of the RRPFI and David Trulio, President and CEO of RRPFI, will be available for interviews. Additionally, Reagan Alumni will be available upon request.

 

HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF RONALD REAGAN

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Where:           

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Schedule: 3:30 p.m. Program Begins

  • Live music / wreath laying
  • Panel 1: Domestic Policy Focus
  • Panel 2: Foreign Policy Focus

7:15 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address

Speakers:       

  • Carol Thatcher, Journalist, Author, and Daughter of Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher
  • Ben Mulroney, Producer, Broadcaster, and Son of Former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney
  • William Inboden, Academic and Author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink
  • Steven Hayward, Author of The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964–1980, Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leader and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980–1989
  • Paula Dobriansky, Vice Chair of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, the Atlantic Council, Director of European and Soviet Affairs, Reagan White House
  • Guy Benson, Columnist, commentator, and political pundit on Fox News, Townhall.com, and talk radio
  • Ken Adelman, President Reagan's Arms Director, and author of Reagan at Reykjavik
  • Art Laffer, Member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board
  • KT McFarland, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Stephen Moore, Reagan Administration Office of Management and Budget
  • Additional speakers forthcoming

 

COMMEMORATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

When:             Thursday, June 6, 2024

Where:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Schedule:        10:00 a.m. Program Begins

  • Live music / wreath laying
  • Panel 1: Looking Back – D-Day and President Reagan’s 1984 Speech
  • Panel 2: Looking Forward – Implications of President Reagan’s Peace Through Strength Policies Today

1:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address

Speakers:       

  • Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State (Keynote Conversation)
  • Douglas Brinkley, Historian and Author of The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion
  • Richard Burt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany
  • Lisa Zanatta Henn, Daughter of D-Day Army Engineers 37th Combat Battalion Private First Class Peter Robert Zanatta
  • Matt Kroenig, Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • James Kuhn, Assistant to the President, Reagan White House
  • Frank Lavin, Former Political Director, Reagan White House, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore
  • Kate Bachelder Odell, Member of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board
  • Cameron Toor, Veteran of the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment
  • Additional speakers forthcoming

About the Reagan Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and advancing his principles – limited government, individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength, and national pride.  The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Reagan Leadership Academy, and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C. 

The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. More information is available at www.reaganfoundation.org.

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