One of the unique features of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California is the gallery with a retired Air Force One jet. President Reagan flew aboard this jet more than any other, 211 times.
One of the most popular exhibits at all Presidential Libraries is a replica of the Oval Office as it was during the President’s time. Each President has the office decorated to their taste. Among the things they choose is a desk from a predecessor, and variations for a new carpet with the presidential seal.
Ronald Reagan’s career started with a play-by-play of a football game when auditioning for a radio job. This lead to being a General Electric spokesman, and he toured the country at GE facilities, inspiring employees and listening to their concerns. He became known for his ability to communicate with people. This lead to mediating a Screen Actors Guild dispute. Which lead to California politics and to being the Governor of California. This lead to the presidency. Along the way he also was a master of ceremonies for the grand opening of Disneyland.
The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest award for a civilian. This is Mrs. Reagan’s Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Bush in 2001. Walt Disney was awarded a Medal of Freedom by President Johnson in 1964.
However, stay tuned … we have a visit to the Disney Studios in Burbank and the Disney Archives to share with you soon …