Speaking of Ronald Reagan’s centennial…
Here is an opportunity for Prince William County to take part in the celebration.
The Prince William County School Board is seeking name suggestions for the elementary school under construction at 8301 Linton Hall Rd. in Bristow.
Suggestions should be sent to the Prince William County School Division Community Relations Office, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, Va. 20108, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1.
The School Board’s naming committees will consider geographic or historical names, as well as those of deceased people who made local, state or national contributions.
Following is the suggestion that I submitted.
Since the new elementary school on Linton Hall Road here in Prince William County is set to open in 2011, the year when celebrations are being planned for the centennial of President Ronald Reagan’s birth, I think that it is only fitting that the school be named “Ronald Reagan Elementary School.” On Oct. 7, U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) sent a letter to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell calling on state officials to “take appropriate measures” to mark the occasion of President Reagan’s birth. In 2008, the Virginia General Assembly voted to designate Feb. 6th as Ronald Reagan Day in Virginia with only one member out of all 140 delegates and senators voting against it. It is clear that such a honor would have bipartisan support and the legacy of Reagan’s presidency could serve as an inspiration to the students at this school.
Please join me in working to get this new elementary school named after President Reagan!