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Loudoun County Honors Reagan

June 11, 2004

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO REAGAN

* The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

* Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

* Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

* I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

* I've noticed that everybody who is for abortion has already been born.

- Ronald Reagan

Dear Sterling American

Ronald Reagan Lying in State - Public Viewing - June 10 and 11

The Capitol Rotunda is now open to the public. Staging for public entry will be on the West Front of the Capitol. The Rotunda will remain open to the public twenty-four hours a day until early Friday morning, June 11. Visitors are encouraged to call 202-225-6827 for recorded information regarding the public viewing.

Delgaudio and Family Attend Reagan Funeral

I attended the funeral procession today with my family and met many Loudoun friends there on Constitution Avenue. I am sending some quotes from writers, announcements of open houses and some local news in this electronic message today.

COUNTY PASSES RESOLUTIONS TO HONOR REAGAN

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed resolutions that I prepared for consideration honoring Ronald Reagan. This was done at a reconvened meeting this past Tuesday. One resolution closed the county government in observance of the National Day of Mourning this Friday. Another Resolution set a Public Hearing for July 13 to consider naming a Loudoun county building, school, road, park or other facility in honor of the former President and the third resolution commemorates February 6th, Reagan's birthdate, as a special day in Loudoun.

TWO WEBSITES PROMOTE THE REAGAN LEGACY HOSTED BY TWO AUTHENTIC REAGANITE ORGANIZATIONS

(1)Young America's Foundation sponsored Ronald Reagan's radio programs in the 1970s and recently acquired Ronald Reagan's beloved Rancho del Cielo that also was his Western White House to preserve and protect it for future generations. Young America's Foundation has a new web site www.RememberRonaldReagan.com where some of President Reagan's closest friends and advisers have made comments on President Reagan. You can also add you remembrances. "I hope that you will go to the web site," writes Ronald W. Pearson.

(2) Please visit Reagan's Heritage - The Heritage Foundation online tribute to President Reagan- at www.reagansheritage.org .

Heritage President Ed Feulner says "you will find personal tributes from Heritage experts and conservative leaders; a Briefing Room that gives you an in-depth look at Ronald Reagan's life and presidency; and a host of other features celebrating the triumphs of the Reagan Era..."

LOCAL NEWS ARTICLE DISCUSSES REAGAN AND REVEALS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HOW DELGAUDIO STARTED POLITICAL STREET THEATER WITH FORMER ACTOR REAGAN

Loudoun felt Reagan wrath: death evokes good, sad feelings By Anne Keisman, Loudoun Times Community Newspapers 06/08/2004

http://www.zwire.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=11906771&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=506035&rfi=6

HERE ARE SOME LETTERS FROM SUBSCRIBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF REAGAN

"Ronald Reagan was the greatest President of my lifetime. His unwavering principles and deep convictions were the bedrock of his success. His moral compass guided not only him, but also our country and the world," says William Soltesz, Loudoun GOP Finance Director

"No doubt, he was the greatest president in modern times. He is more likely to do even more good for us now that he is right up there with God, " says Helena Syska, Sterling Planning Commissioner

"Ronald Reagan won America's respect with his greatness, and won its love with his goodness. He had the confidence that comes with conviction, the strength that comes with character, the grace that comes with humility, and the humor that comes with wisdom. He leaves behind a nation he restored and a world he helped save, " says President George W. Bush (thanks Randy Minchew)

"In March 1978, I published a prediction that the great achievement of a Reagan Administration would be to credential a whole generation of new conservative leaders. He did so much more than that. Even his strong supporters underestimated what President Ronald Reagan would achieve.

He identified the Soviet Empire as the greatest threat to America and to liberty in the world. The left savaged him relentlessly. But he created a plan to restore American self-confidence, revive the U.S. economy, and win the Cold War. He stuck to it -- a lesson in leadership which applies well to the major threats to America and our world in 2004, " says Morton C. Blackwell

How Reagan Became Governor! "I was in the Young Republicans back in 1966 and Ronald Reagan was running for Governor of California..... . I went to (an) airport rally in San Jose, There were certain lines in his speech that required audience participation..... All of this was prearranged. At a point (candidate Reagan)asked, "Does anyone know what a head of lettuce costs these days?" I hollered out "19 cents."...... (this was )a scandalously high amount and it was (presumed to be) all (then Democratic)Governor Pat Brown's fault. ..... I did a good job of it and Reagan was elected (Governor), " says David Denholm

SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN HOSTS VIRGINIANS THURSDAY to honor the late Ronald Reagan

U.S. Senator George Allen will host an open house in the Senator's Conference Room Thursday of this week for Virginians who plan to visit the U.S. Capitol to pay their respects to the late President Ronald Reagan. The Allen Office is located on the main floor of the Russell Senate Building at First Street and Constitution Avenue (Room SR-206). Light refreshments will be served and restrooms will be available.

SENATOR ALLEN'S public open house will take place from :9am to 5pm Thursday 6/10/04

Leadership Institute Hosts Reception for Alumni and Supporters To Honor Reagan Thursday Evening

LI President Morton Blackwell wrote and said "Many graduates and donors to the Leadership will no doubt come to the Washington, DC, area to honor him and mourn his passing."

Supporters of LI's Programs are cordially invited to a reception Thursday evening, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Leadership Institute's Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 North Highland Street, Arlington, Virginia.

Please contact Tracey Johnson at the Leadership Institute at 703-247-2000 if you intend to come to the Thursday evening reception.

JOHN AND PATRICIA GRIGSBY ANNOUNCE PLANS TO HONOR REAGAN

Pat and John Grigsby will drive Thursday night from western Loudoun County, VA to Union Station. They plan to park at Allright Parking-Union Station 30 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 898-1950.

They plan to leave for DC at 10:30pm, Thursday and plan to be there at 12:30am, Friday morning. The Grigsbys say they will wait at the centermost flag pole in front of Union Station until 1:00am

IN OTHER LOCAL NEWS:

DRAINAGE AT FOREST GROVE BEING FIXED?

Forest Grove Elementary School on Forest Ridge Drive will undergo some major drainage work over the summer. The homeowners association is working out the details of an agreement with the School Board, with my support, to attempt to solve some of the drainage problems around the school effecting the local homes.

REV. GRANT GETS LETTER of TESTIMONY

After the board of supervisors passed a resolution of appreciation for Rev. Charles Grant, Mark Gunderman wrote the following posted letter on line and in the newspapers:

http://www.timescommunity.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=11906722&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=506041&rfi=6

PATRICIA SHOCKEY WRITES FOR HELP ON LEAGUE

Patricia Shockey writes and says (quote) "The President of the United States needs you, and the Congress and the Loudoun Board of Supervisors need you, too. I believe that all Republicans have a moral obligation to help our President and our elected Republican officials......." And:

"Our attempts to have a fair representation in the League of Women Voters of Loudoun County,has already been reported on this week by some of the local newspapers. I ask you to join the Leaque of Women Voters of Loudoun County...." (unquote) CallPatricia Shockey at 540-338-4206 to get details so you can attend the June 26 meeting.

LOUDOUN LAND POLICIES DOOMED, SAYS POST

In an article about Montgomery County land policies, the Washington Post states that years of policies there seem to be a waste of time.

(QUOTE)" Other counties (LIKE LOUDOUN, EUGENE NOTE)in the Washington area have enacted similar regulations, designed to protect agricultural land from home builders. But these efforts in Montgomery and elsewhere have come under increasing attack by critics who see them as doomed exercises in rural nostalgia -- or worse. " (UNQUOTE)

Farmland Acreage Dips in Montgomery 'Reserve' Program Not Halting Decline http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14001-2004Jun3.html

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