TO: Lou Yost, Executive Secretary, Board of Geographic Names
President Ronald Reagan had one of the more consequential presidencies in our nation’s history, including his success in ending the Cold War. Though his policies often generate considerable political controversy, the 40th president is remembered and revered nationally and internationally for his personal integrity, humor, charm, love of country and unwavering support for freedom.
On June 5, 2004 – after a dignified and heroic battle with Alzheimer’s disease – President Reagan “slipped the surly bonds of earth.” Commemorating the life and accomplishments of this great American by officially establishing a mountain summit in his name, so that his legacy is remembered by future generations of Americans, is both appropriate and well-deserved.
I am signing this letter urging the Board of Geographic Names to approve Citizen Outreach’s request that the summit at the top of Frenchman Mountain be so designated.