Skip to comments.Reagan Library Memorial Website: You can leave your condolences here & get funeral info
Posted on 06/05/2004 6:33:41 PM PDT by Wolfstar
I'm posting this thread only to provide a link to the Reagan Presidential Library's Memorial Website. The site will have funeral information, a place where you can leave your condolences, and a place where you can contribute to a memorial fund if you wish.
Is there any way this thread can be kept in breaking news through the funeral? It's the least we can do by way of tribute. I would patiently bump it to the top constantly, but my internet connection at home is messed up due to the transition of Pacific Bell accounts to SBC. Thanks.
Thank you for sharing a wonderful man and a great leader with our nation. When history is written, the only question will be whether he was the greatest president of the 20th century or the greatest president of a longer period than just one century.
I was a young college student in North Dakota when Ronald Reagan ran for president in 1976, the first one in which I was eligible to vote. He came to the ends of the earth to campaign for our tiny handful of 18 delegates. I remember how he charmed me and a handful of friends to the extent that we, disgusted with the political legacies of Watergate like most college students at that time, went to our county convention to work in his behalf. I was honored to be given the opportunity to speak in his behalf and boldly declare to the delegates there that "While I couldn't guarantee Reagan would win, I could guarantee them the Ford would lose. For while it may not be fair to wrap Ford in the Nixon legacy, in the mind of the public he was. " I remember the overwhelming majority of those who attended the convention being in favor of Ronald Reagan, but the party leadership was not. Eventually, the state's delegation was split 9-9 and the state party chairman, who was from our county, told us supporters to be happy with this compromise because under the rules then in effect, the party leadership could allocate the delegates any way they wished. I remember that, in disgust, my friends and I went to use our efforts on behalf of other candidates in other political parties after Ronald Reagan was denied the momentum which he rightfully earned in North Dakota in June of 1976.
While I do not know if we would have changed history, I do know that four years later Ronald Reagan did. I remember rejoicing as the returns came in that night in November of 1980. I remember standing outside our classrooms the following January as he was sworn into office while a split screen showed our hostages in Iran being released. And I remember how all of us prayed ferevently for a speedy recovery when he was shot just two months later.
Please know how many lives Ronald Reagan touched and affected for the better and perhaps even consider a selfish request: Send his earthly tabernacle home from Washington by train. Even if it is in the middle of the night, my family and I will travel to the nearest station on that line to honor the greatest president in my lifetime as it passes by. Please let Ronald Reagan bring America together once again in this way.
As far as I know, Abraham Lincoln was the last president to take a funeral train cross country. You would have to go back at least that far to find a president as great as Ronald Reagan. I hope Nancy, or someone in the family, will seriously consider my selfish request.
At the very least, I want to see a Ronald Reagan stamp issued by July 4 and a Ronald Reagan dime issued by September 1.
Is there a chance of getting the route from Santa Monica to the Library on Monday?
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the entire way lined with American Flags, held by people who loved him?
I wish it was possible for them to move his body to DC by train, so millions and millions of Americans could line the route to pay their respects.
Excellent remarks, Vigilanteman.
Keep the link to the Library's memorial site handy, because they will be releasing information about the funeral there.
I'd sure come out for that.
Thank you for posting that tribute.
3 great ideas, the stamp, dime and the train across the Country.
Thank you. I signed the Condolence Book.
You're welcome, BG. I had hoped the admin. moderator would allow this thread to stay in Breaking News just so it would be more available to FReepers that come and go to this site over the next few days. But it's not there. Sigh.
For every one of you CA FReepers who would stand with a flag, there would be 1000 of us helping you hold it in spirit. I only wish I could be there....
Signed and bumped.
Our Dubya will. One common (and correct) theme of many commentators today is the fact that, politically speaking, GWB is far more the heir to Ronald Reagan than he is to his own father.
That's OK. Word will get out. I'll go link this thread to the Dose, OK?
Until www.reaganvigil.com goes live late tonight or early tomorrow, here is a link to the website to organize candlelight vigils in hometowns across America and internationally.
We put it together in a hurry, so please forgive its lack of slick appeal, but it should get the job done.
Send it out to everyone you know, every list you've got so that folks can get together and start organizing vigils!
And if you are in Washington DC Sunday night, come by Lafayette Park across the street from the White House at 6 PM.
Let's get this together for the Gipper!
Please consider pinging your lists to this thread. I put it up as a service to all FReepers who may have questions about funeral arrangements, or who may want to leave personal condolences, etc.
Most definitely OK. This thread is intended as a service to all FReepers who may not know where else to get info.
Good! Cuz, uh...I already did it. :-)
Thanks for adding your vigil link to this post. This thread makes a good central repository for all info related to the funeral, tributes, etc.
Grin. I needed a smile.
I know what you mean.
I feel better,
having left a message.
Please check this thread out. Thank you.
The official schedule for Reagan Memorial events will be posted on the website tomorrow by 12 noon.
All for the Gipper, my friend! All for the Gipper!
I figure the LEAST we owe him is the presevation of his legacy from the leftist barbarian onslaught.
Thanks Pat. I'm seriously considering taking a couple of days off to be there, even if just in the vicinity, of the Reagan Library during the services. Hop in the car, and I could be there in five hours. I just feel like I should be there.
Thank you very much for posting this.
Commemorative stamps or postal stationery items honoring individuals usually will be issued on or in conjunction with significant anniversaries of their birth, but no postal item will be issued sooner than ten years after the individual's death. The only exception to the ten-year rule is the issuance of stamps honoring deceased U.S. presidents. They may be honored with a memorial stamp on the first birth anniversary following death.
More info here:
Sent a message. Thanks.
Words cannot express the sadness I feel on this day. When I was 19, President Reagan became my first presidential vote, and in subsequent years became my political father, and mentor. I am honored to have lived my formative years under his presidency.
I find myself fighting tears as my emotions are touched the way only loss of family has touched them in the past. I think many in the nation, and the world, feel the same raw emotions tonight, and grieve at the loss; not just of a great leader, but a great man.
May the world never forget the place Ronald Reagan has earned in its history; it is better because of him.
"We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all."
-President Ronald Wilson Reagan
Thanks for the ping! Here is the BC'04 list!
Good to *see* you,
but terribly sad day.
Left message, signed, and Bumped!
Count me as one whose best hopes he appealed to. I was relatively young when he was elected. Men like Lincoln and Washington were distant history, taught as no more than dates to memorize. I came from the more immediate events, from the aftermath of Viet Nam, Watergate and ongoing Civil Rights battle. While all of the institutions around me tried to make this a country of of shameless men, Ronald Reagan made me proud to be an American.
Thank you for posting this.
Thank you very much for the post and the ping... this info will be good to have.
Thank you for this post.
Upon news of President Reagan's passing, my husband has set up a memorial web site to honor him. We invite all to visit, light a candle and leave a message that can be shared with all others who visit the site.
Thanks for the link, PKM.
He gave us hope, when this nation needed it most. That is greatness.
Ronald Reagan is the reason I left the Democratic party and registered Republican many years ago.
I've never regreted it and my admiration of the man has only grown over the years.
Funny, though I felt President Reagan was taken from us a long time ago when his illness took him out of the public eye.....I am heart broken today to know he really is gone. I haven't cried this much in a long, long time.
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I know exactly how you feel.
As long as he was living,
I always held out hope for
a miracle cure.
I loved him too.