Ronald Reagan Freedom Award

The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the private Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. The award is given to "those who have made monumental and lasting contributions to the cause of freedom worldwide."

Today, the award is given by Former First Lady Nancy Reagan on behalf of her husband, who died in June 2004. The award was first given in 1992, by President Ronald Reagan himself, as well as in 1993, but in 1994 Mrs. Reagan presented the award instead of her husband. Ronald Reagan had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a few months before, and was not able to attend the ceremony.

In order to receive the award, the potential recipient must "have made monumental and lasting contributions to the cause of freedom worldwide," as well as "embody President Reagan's lifelong belief that one man or woman truly can make a difference."

Read more about Ronald Reagan Freedom Award:  Recipients

Other articles related to "reagan, ronald, ronald reagan, ronald reagan freedom award, award":

List Of Candidates For President Of The United States Who Received At Least One Electoral Vote
... Dan IN 1988 Republican 426 VP 79.2% Quayle, Dan IN 1992 Republican 168 VP 31.2% Reagan, Ronald CA 1976 Republican 001 P 00.2% Reagan, Ronald CA 1980 Republican 489 P 90.9 ...
History Of The United Kingdom (1945–present) - Conservative Government (1979-1997) - Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)
... She was a philosophic soulmate with Ronald Reagan, elected in 1980 in the United States, and to a lesser extent, Brian Mulroney, who was elected in 1984 in ... than the supply-side economics of Arthur Laffer and Jude Wanniski, which the government of Ronald Reagan espoused ... In the Cold War, Mrs Thatcher supported Ronald Reagan's policies of deterrence against the Soviets ...
List Of Republican National Conventions
... Agnew of Maryland August 21–23, 1972 Miami Beach Convention Center Ronald Reagan of California Gerald Ford of Michigan 1 Pres ... Rhodes of Arizona 1 Ronald W ... Reagan of California George H ...
Ronald Reagan Freedom Award - Recipients
... the medal on February 6, 2007, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's 96th birthday, remarked, "I wish I had a little Ronald Reagan in me when it came to communicating with the American people ... On a more serious note, he said later in the speech "Working with Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest joys of my life." Bush served as Reagan's Vice President for the eight years that ... On September 17, 2008, the award was presented to former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky by former first lady Nancy Reagan ...
White House Fellows - Alumni
... under President Bill Clinton Member of Commission on Social Security under President Ronald Reagan former National Chairman, Easter Seals 1967-1968 Preston Townley former CEO, The Conference Board, former Dean ... CEO, Energy and Communications Solutions former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan former Counselor to the U.S ... Former Assistant for Economic and Domestic Policy to President Ronald Reagan ...

Famous quotes containing the words ronald reagan, award, freedom and/or reagan:

    We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)

    The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    The chief lesson of the Depression should never be forgotten. Even our liberty-loving American people will sacrifice their freedom and their democratic principles if their security and their very lives are threatened by another breakdown of our free enterprise system. We can no more afford another general depression than we can afford another total war, if democracy is to survive.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
    —Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)