Eureka College to Host Reagan Memorial Ceremony June 5

May 23 2018

EUREKA, Ill. — The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will recognize the 14th anniversary of Reagan’s death at the annual Ronald Reagan Memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Reagan Peace Garden on the campus of Eureka College. Reagan author and historian Gene Kopelson will be the keynote speaker.

Kopelson is the president of the New England chapter, and Trustee, of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, a published historian, an active Churchillian, and a holocaust educator. He is the author of Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesman. The book tells the inspiring, never-before-told history of Ronald Reagan’s first quest for the presidency in the late 1960s. Kopelson’s book has received rave reviews from Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General Edwin Meese, numerous Reagan and Eisenhower historians, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, The New York Post, The Daily Caller, The Daily Wire and Newsmax.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling (309) 467-6319 or emailing A complimentary breakfast will follow the ceremony on the lawn near the Peace Garden.

The Ronald W. Reagan Society supports Eureka College programs that promote the leadership lessons the 1932 graduate learned at Eureka College.

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