WASHINGTON, D.C – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, today applauded the committee’s passage of H.R. 553, which designates Gravelly Point Park, along the George Washington Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park.
“With her focus on improving the lives of our veterans and decreasing drug use among our Nation’s youth through the ‘Just Say No’ program, Nancy Reagan was one of the most influential First Ladies of our time,” said Congressman Hice. “Mrs. Reagan was a leading example of elegance and class, and her passing in 2016 left an ache in the hearts of many Americans that has yet to be repaired. As President Reagan’s partner and confidante, she understood that public service is a noble duty and demonstrated that by touching our communities with a gentle hand. Following his death, her strength in building the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and advocacy in the fight against Alzheimer’s were truly remarkable.”
“Renaming Gravelly Point Park the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park would pair the adjacent landing stripe with the gateway to the Nation’s capital that bears the name of her husband and our 40th President,” Hice continued. “I cannot think of a more fitting tribute for the service of a beloved First Lady, while forever cementing a piece of the Reagan Family legacy on the East Coast. I look forward to the bill’s consideration on the House Floor.”
Gravelly Point Park is located adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which was renamed in honor of former President Reagan on his 87th Birthday in 1998. It is a popular place for families to picnic, bike, and watch planes, while enjoying the DC landscape in the background.
On June 13, 2016, Americans for Tax Reform expressed its support of the legislation.
To watch Congressman Hice’s remarks during the committee markup, click here.
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