September 20th, 2010
12:26 PM ET
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Sailors honor Reagan

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 Celebrating late President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, U.S. Navy sailors mark the occasion on the deck of the aircraft carrier named in his honor. (PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Navy/ Dylan McCord)


Washington (CNN) - Sailors serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan paid tribute to the nation's 40th president last week by forming together on the deck of the aircraft carrier to spell out his initials and the number 100 to signify the upcoming anniversary of the late president's centennial birthday.

Reagan, who was born on Feb. 6, 1911, was first elected president in 1980 and again for a second term in 1984. He died on June 5, 2004 at the age of 93. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library plans a year long celebration to honor the 40th president on his 100th birthday.


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  1. GREGOIRE

    Amen... God bless the USA, Ronald Reagan, and Ollie North!

    September 20, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Lynn

    A fair actor, both on the screen and in the White House. An actor pretends to be the person being played and Reagan pretended he knew how to be President. The great imposter.

    September 20, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. bill

    jim really.one of our greatest presidents.wow.he slept for eight years.while nancy ran the country in the ditch.not even good actor.

    September 20, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. NotFooled

    "One of this nation's greatest presidents.!!!!"

    Really? One of the nations greatest? I have to ask which Reagan? The real Reagan that raised taxes 3 times and tripled the deficit with his version of smaller government and his everlasting impact on the destruction of the working class? Or the mythical version that the republicans have invented over the years? Only the mythical version could be considered one of the greatest – reality would prove that assumption to be false.

    September 20, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  5. Glenn Beckerhead

    Ain't it funny how the president who cried loudest over government spending gets a huge office building, airports, and a carrier named after him. Just part of the GOP's constant glorification of what amounts to Bonzo's straight man..

    September 20, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Pat

    The greatest President.

    September 20, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Good for them! RR, RIP.

    September 20, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. scott

    Did they ask Nancy Reagans astrologer first to make sure it was alright?

    September 20, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. diridi

    they got to be stupid to honor Ronald Reagan....root cause of this trouble...causa causan, cause of causes, and causa sinquonon....cause without which consequence would not have happened.....

    September 20, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. Ben in Texas

    Ah, yes, Ronald Rayguns. He brought you a vast increase in the size of government and national debt, while working diligently to destroy the middle class and negate your constitutional rights.

    Every time his name comes up, so does my lunch.

    September 20, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. DanteX

    "One of the [N]ation's greatest [P]residents"? Not even CLOSE to being "one of the greatest" AT ALL

    September 20, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Marc

    Political and economic policies notwithstanding, President Reagan had that magic "presence" about him. No matter what the situation, he could make all but the die hard liberals stand tall and puff out thier chests with pride in America. When he spoke, you knew that what he was saying was something he believed in.

    We haven't seen an orator like him since.

    September 20, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Daniel

    Reagan was a B-list actor in Hollywood and in Washington. Overall, he did more damage to America than he did good.

    September 20, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. Lucullus

    This man was a disaster. He started the destruction of the middle class. He drove us into debt and broke the law time and again. He was going senile when he entered office and was completely out of it by the time he left. It was either senility or all that hair dye went to his brain

    September 20, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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