EC remembers Ronald Reagan on 11th anniversary of his death

Reagan Peace Garden

The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will host a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of Reagan’s death at 9:30 a.m. June 5 in the Ronald Reagan Peace Garden on campus. It is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Jay Hein, a 1987 Eureka College graduate and former Eureka College Ronald Reagan Fellow who is founding president of the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, an Indianapolis-based international public policy research firm. Hein formerly was director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives during the George W. Bush administration.

The ceremony will include remarks by Eureka College President J. David Arnold and a wreath presentation. A complimentary breakfast will follow.

“This annual memorial ceremony is the only tribute of its kind in all of higher education, celebrating the leadership legacy of Ronald Reagan on the campus he loved so dearly and never forgot,” said Ronald W. Reagan Society Director John Morris. “The Reagan Society is once again pleased to invite the public to join us.”

The ceremony is underwritten by Michael Graham of Midwestern Securities Trading LLC and members of the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College. The society supports Eureka College programs that promote the leadership lessons the 1932 graduate learned at Eureka College. For more information about the society, contact Morris.