Baylor To Observe Moment Of Silence Friday For President Reagan

June 9, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will observe a moment of silence on Friday, June 11, in memory of President Ronald W. Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, who died June 5 in California. The moment of silence will be observed by the campus community at 10:30 a.m., when the national funeral service for the former president begins at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The university also will ring the bells of the McLane Carillon in the tower of Pat Neff Hall at 12:15 p.m. in honor of President Reagan.

Baylor offices will be open Friday, and classes will be held as scheduled.

President Reagan twice visited the Baylor campus. As a former Republican presidential candidate, he spoke at Chapel-Forum on March 21, 1977. As U.S. President, he made an appearance at a campaign rally on Sept. 22, 1988, which marked the first official event in the Ferrell Center. During that event, President Reagan was presented with the Alumnus Honoris Causa, the highest award bestowed by the university upon non-alumni.

For more on President Reagan's 1988 appearance at Baylor, go here.

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