Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February
Senate Republican Leader Glenn Coffee
SENATE HONORS PRESIDENT REAGAN
The Oklahoma State Senate adopted a resolution Monday
honoring one of America's favorite sons and the 40th President of
the United States, President Ronald Wilson Reagan.
The passage of Senate Resolution 2 was one of the first orders of
business for the Senate on the opening day of the 50th Legislative
Session. The resolution authored by Senate Republican Leader Glenn
Coffee designates February 6 to February 12, 2005 as "Ronald
Reagan Week" in the state of Oklahoma.
"President Reagan was a great American who loved and treasured
his country. He lifted us up and renewed a sense of patriotism within
the hearts of our citizens," Sen. Coffee said. "He will
forever be a hero, not only to those he represented and served here
in the United States, but for all of those people around the world
who love and cherish freedom."
February 6, 2005 was the 94th anniversary of his birth and the first
since his passing last year.
Reagan, a man of humble beginnings, worked throughout his life serving
freedom and advancing the public good, having been employed as an
entertainer, union leader, corporate spokesman, Governor of California
and President of the United States. During his second presidential
term of office, he won three-fifths of the country's votes and carried
49 of the 50 states in the general election - an unsurpassed historic
record in American presidential elections.
"Here in Oklahoma, both Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly
for Ronald Reagan--he was a man of tremendous character, strength
and determination. His legacy of freedom and democracy will continue
to inspire our citizens for generations to come."
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