Remembering President Reagan

Ten years ago, President Ronald Reagan died.

He was known as "The Great Communicator" for his ability to speak to both sides of the political aisle.

President Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 93.

About 4,000 invited guests attended his funeral services.

One of President Reagan's most famous speeches asked Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall between East and West Germany.

Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, is the only U.S. president that was born and raised in Illinois.

He was also graduated from Eureka College.

Eureka College will host a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Reagan's death at 9:00 a.m. Thursday the Ronald Reagan Peace Garden on campus. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Keynote speaker will be Ann Lewis, president of the board of directors at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center in Dixon, who will speak about Reagan's Illinois roots.

As part of the ceremony, the college bell, cast in 1897, will be rung 10 times to commemorate each year since Reagan's death.

Eureka College President J. David Arnold and Director of the Ronald W. Reagan Society, John Morris, will attend a day-long event marking the anniversary at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.

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