USS Ronald Reagan Mahogany Plaque

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$95.00

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Specially designed and beautifully produced plaque suitable for display in your library, den or as part of your political collection. USS Ronald Reagan mahogany plaque. Hand crafted and hand painted 14" Mahogany. Great gift item shipped in secure packaging. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the ninth Nimitz-class super carrier, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the late President Ronald Reagan. The contract to build the ship was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News and Dry Dock Company on December 8, 1994. She was launched on March 4, 2001 and christened by Reagan's wife Nancy the same day. The Ronald Reagan made her maiden voyage on July 21, 2003. President Reagan, who did not attend either the launch or the commissioning because of Alzheimer's Disease, died eleven months later. At the end of the graveside services, the ship's commanding officer at that time, Navy Captain James Symonds, presented the flag that draped the former president's casket to Mrs. Reagan at her request.

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.About The Ship's Seal The design of USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) seal was created entirely by her plankowner crew with historical assistance provided by staff members at the Ronald Reagan Presidential foundation in Simi Valley, California. Every aspect of the seal has relevance to the president who, “dreamt big dreams and gave back to the world the America he had inside of him,” said Lou Cannon, a veteran journalist who covered President Reagan for more than twenty-five years. The red border rings the ship’s seal much like the distinctive red rim defines the White House china designed for, and used by, the President and First Lady during their White House years. Four gold stars represent his 40th presidency and President Reagan’s four pillars of Freedom – the timeless principles he championed: preserving individual liberty; promoting economic opportunity; advancing global democracy around the world; and instilling national pride. These four pillars guided the President throughout his years of public life and formed the core of his lasting legacy. “Peace through Strength,” was a recurring theme of the President’s life in public service. America won the Cold War on this doctrine. The President spoke of its significance in his radio address to the nation on September 24, 1988, when he said, “One thing is certain. If we’re to continue to advance world peace and human freedom, America must remain strong. If we have learned anything these last eight years, it’s that peace through strength works.” The aircraft carrier, cutting a powerful swath through the sea, is positioned by the West Coast representing President Reagan’s two terms as Governor of California and the ship’s homeport in the Pacific Fleet. The three aircraft with their patriotic contrails symbolize the three major military operations the President directed during his tenure: Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada/1983); Operation El Dorado Canyon (Libya/1986); and Operation Praying Mantis (Iran/1988) Aircraft carriers played a significant role in these operations. The view of the globe signifies the President’s vision of global democracy, and the center is the United States representing our national pride. “We meant to change a nation, and instead we changed a world,” said the president during his farewell address to the nation on Jan.11, 1989. Colors of red, white and blue dominate the seal reflecting the American flag and the President’s love of our flag and our country. President Reagan’s fondest hope was for all Americans to “love country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism.” “The colors signify Americans’ “birthright to dream great dreams in this sweet and blessed land, truly the greatest, freest, strongest nation on Earth.” The officer and crew of USS Ronald Reagan strive to fulfill, promote and defend President Reagan’s vision for America.

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Historical Notes .About The Ship's Seal The design of USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) seal was created entirely by her plankowner crew with historical assistance provided by staff members at the Ronald Reagan Presidential foundation in Simi Valley, California. Every aspect of the seal has relevance to the president who, “dreamt big dreams and gave back to the world the America he had inside of him,” said Lou Cannon, a veteran journalist who covered President Reagan for more than twenty-five years. The red border rings the ship’s seal much like the distinctive red rim defines the White House china designed for, and used by, the President and First Lady during their White House years. Four gold stars represent his 40th presidency and President Reagan’s four pillars of Freedom – the timeless principles he championed: preserving individual liberty; promoting economic opportunity; advancing global democracy around the world; and instilling national pride. These four pillars guided the President throughout his years of public life and formed the core of his lasting legacy. “Peace through Strength,” was a recurring theme of the President’s life in public service. America won the Cold War on this doctrine. The President spoke of its significance in his radio address to the nation on September 24, 1988, when he said, “One thing is certain. If we’re to continue to advance world peace and human freedom, America must remain strong. If we have learned anything these last eight years, it’s that peace through strength works.” The aircraft carrier, cutting a powerful swath through the sea, is positioned by the West Coast representing President Reagan’s two terms as Governor of California and the ship’s homeport in the Pacific Fleet. The three aircraft with their patriotic contrails symbolize the three major military operations the President directed during his tenure: Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada/1983); Operation El Dorado Canyon (Libya/1986); and Operation Praying Mantis (Iran/1988) Aircraft carriers played a significant role in these operations. The view of the globe signifies the President’s vision of global democracy, and the center is the United States representing our national pride. “We meant to change a nation, and instead we changed a world,” said the president during his farewell address to the nation on Jan.11, 1989. Colors of red, white and blue dominate the seal reflecting the American flag and the President’s love of our flag and our country. President Reagan’s fondest hope was for all Americans to “love country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism.” “The colors signify Americans’ “birthright to dream great dreams in this sweet and blessed land, truly the greatest, freest, strongest nation on Earth.” The officer and crew of USS Ronald Reagan strive to fulfill, promote and defend President Reagan’s vision for America.
Product Condition Brand new, with slot on reverse for nail hanging
Condition new
size 14" diameter
Price $95.00

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