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Reagan Library celebrates president's 101st birthday

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley celebrated the 101st president's birthday with a special celebration on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

February 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley celebrated the late president's 101st birthday Monday with a special celebration.

The festivities included a Marine Corps band, a 21-gun salute and the placing of an official White House wreath on Reagan's grave.

The keynote address was delivered by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who was a political aide to the late president.

Admission to the library was free on Monday, which marks the second Ronald Reagan Day in California under a 2010 law written by former state Sen. George Runner.

The law established Feb. 6 as a special day to honor Reagan. The bill did not create a state holiday and does not cost taxpayers money.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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