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Reagan Birthday Anniversary Ceremony To Be Held Today At Presidential Library

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SIMI VALLEY (CBS) — Monday marks the 101st anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth.

Monday has been designated as a statewide special day of significance.

The Reagan Library will host a special ceremony with the color guard and a 21-gun salute.

A wreath will be laid on his grave by Camp Pendleton Marines on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who was a political aide in the Reagan administration, will deliver a keynote address.

Monday will be the second Ronald Reagan Day in California under a 2010 law written by then-Sen. George Runner. The bill did not create a state holiday and does not cost the taxpayers money.

“In these challenging economic times, we can learn much from our former governor and president,” said Runner, now a member of the Board of Equalization. “Ronald Reagan believed in the American people and he was confident that our nation’s brightest days are ahead of us.”

Runner invited all Californians to visit www.facebook.com/ReaganDay to share a favorite memory, quote, photo or video of Reagan. Twitter users are invited to tweet their memories using the hash tag ReaganDay.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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