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Ronald Reagan honored by Dodgers, Angels, including flyover

July 4, 2011 |  9:40 am

In honor of Ronald Reagan, a C-17 military airplane will fly over Angel Stadium on Monday as part of a celebration marking the centennial of the former president's birth.

The flyover of the Spirit of Ronald Reagan C-17 is part of a larger July 4th tribute to Reagan -- a big baseball fan -- by both the Angels and the Dodgers.

Photos: Ronald Reagan statue

Both stadiums will show video tributes to Reagan (see video above). At Angel Stadium, several former Reagan associates will be honored, including some who worked on this year's series of 100th birthday celebrations.

At Dodger Stadium, fans will receive jelly beans, a favorite Reagan snack.

There have been numerous Reagan tributes this year. In February, the month of his actual birthday, the Reagan family, Dick Cheney and other GOP heavyweights held a celebration at the Reagan Museum in Simi Valley.

The Ronald Reagan Foundation has raised more than $100 million this year for various causes.


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