LePage, Snowe honor Reagan

Posted Feb. 01, 2011, at 5:41 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 05, 2011, at 6:07 p.m.
In a Feb. 14, 1984 file photo, President Ronald Reagan, center, King Hussein of Jordan, left, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt walk along the colonnades at the White House. Mainers and those from around the country honored Reagan on what would have been his 100th birthday.
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In a Feb. 14, 1984 file photo, President Ronald Reagan, center, King Hussein of Jordan, left, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt walk along the colonnades at the White House. Mainers and those from around the country honored Reagan on what would have been his 100th birthday.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is honoring the life of President Ronald Reagan on what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday.

The Republican LePage signed a proclamation on Tuesday declaring Ronald Reagan Day in Maine as dozens of people gathered at the Statehouse to celebrate the legacy of the country’s 40th president.

LePage says he honors Reagan for his common sense approach, political perspective, and wisdom he shared with the country.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, also paid tribute.

“It is indeed fitting that in a month filled with historic birthdays of transformational Presidents like George Washington, who founded our nation, and Abraham Lincoln, who preserved it, that we honor the President who reignited its spirit, Ronald Reagan. A friend of freedom, a foe of tyranny, and always — always an advocate for America, President Reagan inspired our nation eloquently and powerfully to recapture and reaffirm our founding ideals of individual freedom, common sense, and limited government. And at a time of great consequence, he reminded us with unshakable optimism that America, as the great experiment in self-government, had planted an eternal stake along the timeline of human history as, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, ‘the last best hope of earth,’” Snowe said.

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