The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation on Saturday will dedicate the Reagan Library's Peace Through Strength exhibit gallery in honor of Congressman Elton Gallegly.
Gallegly worked alongside Reagan on many occasions and was with him when Reagan selected the Simi Valley site for his presidential library in 1988.
“Ronald Reagan was one of our country’s finest presidents and I am forever humbled to have my name associated with his Library," Gallegly said.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is the non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to promote the legacy of Ronald Reagan by convening, educating and engaging people around the world in his core principles of freedom, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Reagan Foundation sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion.
The library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President.
Gallegly served in Congress from 1987 to Jan. 3 of this year. Prior to that, he served as Simi Valley's first elected mayor in 1982.