he is chairman of the ronald reagan presidential foundation and trustee of the university of southern california as well as many organizations that have all benefited from his strategic vision and his depth of experience in the public and private and nonprofit sectors. he also recently became a first-time author the much acclaimed book wine and the white house a history combines fred's passion for history and wine and was published by the white house historical association in 2020. please join me in warmly welcoming fred ryan. thank you everyone for joining us today. and thank you anita for that very kind introduction. i appreciate the great leadership anita that you provide to the white house historical association and this very important symposium. we would normally hold this symposium at decatur house, but today for the most part. we're in our own houses. and all this is a disappointment to many of us. in fact, it is enabled us through our digital reach to include a much broader national and global audience. we appreciate all of you making time to join us today. 2021 marks the 60th
well, and you know for ronald reagan the both of them turned out to be very historical moments first of all in terms of the weather still i think to this day ronald reagan's to inaugurers were the on the record for the weather the warmest and 1981 at 55 degrees as i recall and then and then also in 1985, it was minus seven degrees and i think it was a wind chill of minus 25 and so we canceled the parade and took the inauguration inside in both of those cases. it was the first president that was inaugurated on the west front of the capitol in 1981. that was basically done more as it cost savings by the congress the congressional inaugural committee that anything else because they didn't have to build basically, you know a large amphitheater because they took advantage of the terraces existed at the time same way in 1985 it all so had a advantage that it was the fifth time that a president was inaugurated actually on a sunday. so we had two ceremonies and i think chris this also happened with president obama on the second time that he had this historical thing of happening on a sunday.
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