A Historic 40 At 40 Event, Virtual Wine Tasting with Jordan Winery, Medal of Honor Forum, Minute by Minute Assassination Attempt Account, and More From the Reagan Library

 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

President Reagan looking at "Get Well Soon Mr. President" photo while at George Washington Hospital

“Getting shot hurts. Still my fear was growing because no matter how hard I tried to breathe it seemed I was getting less & less air. I focused on that tiled ceiling and prayed. But I realized I couldn’t ask for Gods help while at the same time I felt hatred for the mixed up young man who had shot me. Isn’t that the meaning of the lost sheep? We are all God’s children & therefore equally beloved by him. I began to pray for his soul.” – Ronald Reagan, handwritten diary entry regarding March 30, 1981

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Reagan’s life – that fateful day when Ronald Reagan and three others were shot. Join us tomorrow for a panel discussion on the day with four extraordinary witnesses to this history, as they discuss the moments leading up to the shooting, the actual shooting, and their remembrances of the day and days after. Our panel includes:

  • Former United States Secret Agent Ray Shaddick, who helped fellow agent Jerry Parr on getting President Reagan into the limo
  • Former United States Secret Agent Tim McCarthy, who risked his own life to save the President, and got shot in the process
  • Former White House Advance Staffer, Rick Ahearn, who’s quick actions helped to save the life of White House Press Secretary James Brady
  • Former White House Speechwriter Mari (Maseng) Will who, having drafted the President’s speech that day, was walking just in front of the president when shots rang out.

Maggie Kruse, Jordan Winery Vinter

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING WITH JORDAN WINERY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021
(DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 5TH)
4:00 P.M. PT – 7:00 P.M. ET

We are inviting you on a journey with us through Wine and the White House. We have 2 remaining virtual wine tasting events and we’d love for you to come along! Wednesday, April 14, Michelle Powers Keegan, our Chief Development Officer, will be hosting a virtual discussion with Jordan Winery’s Vintner, Maggie Kruse. You will get to hear from Maggie as she talks about the history of Jordan Winery, their connection to the White House, and walks you through a tasting of wines. This special set of wines is available for purchase directly from the winery in advance of the event.

WATCH: MEDAL OF HONOR FORUM

Medal of Honor recipients.

Last week, our Chief Learning Officer sat down with Medal of Honor Recipients Col. Jack Jacobs and SGM Matt Williams for a talk about character, leadership in times of crisis, and what it means to serve. Check out the recordings here.
Part 1: Part 1: Roots of Character
Part 2: Leadership in Times of Crisis
Part 3: Student Q&A

A REAGAN FORUM

Author Del Quentin Wilber and Secret Service agent Jerry Parr.

PULITZER PRIZE AUTHOR DEL QUENTIN WILBER
In this week’s Ronald Reagan Archive Video, we go back to April 4, 2011 when Del Quentin Wilber discussed his new book, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, the minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.

ARE YOU AN APRIL BIRTHDAY BABY?

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute facebook fundraiser page.

Do you have a Facebook account? If so, why not celebrate by raising funds with your own personal fundraiser for your favorite Presidential Foundation and Institute? Getting started is easy, and it is a great way to let friends and family know how much you care about the legacy and principles of President Reagan and make it easy for them to figure out what to get you for your birthday!

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MONDAY MINUTE IN THE ARCHIVES

Monday Minute (Season 6) Ep 37 - Assassination Attempt

ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
We memorialize the upcoming 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Reagan’s life in this week’s Monday Minute in the Archives.

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