Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute called Ronald Reagan a “sunny warrior for freedom” with “a clear sense of moral priority.” The commentary was written a day after the former president’s death in 2004. If you walk into the Acton office you might notice a photo of Rev. Sirico and Acton executive director and co-founder Kris Mauren with Reagan at his former office in Century City, California. He holds a visible imprint at Acton.
Sunday is Ronald Reagan’s centennial birthday. ABC News has a good overview of some of the festivities. The Super Bowl even has a tribute video planned for the giant jumbotron in Dallas. The centennial site at the Reagan Library has news about the celebration and a list of events. General Electric, a former employer of the president, has their own centennial page.
Here in Grand Rapids, we are hosting our own event, Acton on Tap: Faith and Public Life in Ronald Reagan’s America. You are invited.
Acton has a lot of rich Reagan content. Some of the best is linked below:
- Deeper Truths Magnify Reagan Centennial
- Review: Rendezvous with Destiny
- The Reagan Moral Vision
- The Spirit of 76: Reagan Style
- Review: The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan
- Ronald Reagan on Free Enterprise
- Review: Reagan & Thatcher
- Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004)
- The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom
- The Tyranny of the Obvious