Gates Attends the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The color guard presents the colors while audience members render honors during the singing of the national anthem at the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • From left to right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, and former Polish President Lech Walesa pose for a photo wearing Stetson hats in honor of former President Ronald Reagan during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. The hats were presented to them by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in remembrance of Reagan, who often wore Stetsons and cowboy boots. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., chairman of the board of trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, presents the 2011 Ronald Reagan Centennial Freedom Award to former Polish President Lech Walesa during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Former Polish President Lech Walesa looks at the 2011 Ronald Reagan Centennial Freedom Award he received during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Former Polish President Lech Walesa poses for a photo wearing the 2011 Ronald Reagan Centennial Freedom Award, which he received during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Former Polish President Lech Walesa addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Audience members laugh as former Polish President Lech Walesa addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, address the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • British Defense Secretary Liam Fox addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • British Defense Secretary Liam Fox addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • The U.S. Army Men's Choir sings during the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen