Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ronald Reagan Roundabout
Today is Ronald Reagan Day. It was declared so by the State of California three years ago to celebrate the centenary of his birth, and seems to have caught on. While not a public holiday in CA, it is in Wisconsin, and there's even an organization that seeks to name at least one public landmark in each US state and all 3,067 counties. So let's hear it for Mount Reagan in New Hampshire; Ronald Reagan Avenue in Hickory Creek, Texas; and a 10ft statue in Covington, Louisiana - "the biggest in the world". And not just in America: there's Ronald Reagan Roundabout in Wroclaw (try saying that if you're Japanese), a street in Prague and a nuclear-powered aircaft carrier which roams the world. There's life in the Old Gipper yet.