Skip to comments.Collection of Ronald Reagan Eulogies
Posted on 06/12/2004 11:14:50 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipperEdited on 06/12/2004 12:09:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Here is a collection of the eulogies delivired by the various speakers.
Former President George Bush
Ronald P. Reagan
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
President George W. Bush
Patti Davis's eulogy
Vice President Dick Cheney
Senator Ted Stevens
House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Patti Davis's eulogy: http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/061204_news_patti.shtml
Thanks. AM, can you add these to the post? Thanks.
Added 2 and 3. Thanks.
Senator Ted Stevens Capitol Rotunda June 9, 2004
Regretfully, I have not been able to locate House Speaker Dennis Hastert's eulogy from the same date. It was wonderful.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert Capitol Rotunda
I forgot all about that ceremony. The Alaska senator and the Vice President, too.
Three more to add please. Thank you. And thank you NautiNurse and So Cal Rocket.
Thank you so much for compiling this collection! I will enjoy reading them again, and I plan to send them to my father. He adored Reagan, but was out of town during the funeral and I doubt he got to hear all of the eulogies. I know he will love them!
Some may see this as a slam at Bush 43, and it may have been meant to be, but even if it was, it misses the mark. God does not gives us mandates. Flase gods and false religions give mandates.
The Bible is full of those who took upon themselves mandates. King Saul 'had a mandate.' King David accepted a responsibility. Accepting responsibility is to be willing to be a servant. Think of the person that comes into a church, and then just wants to help out. I have seen them. They are so touched by the love and grace of God, that they take service upon themselves. They might walk around and pick up papers and trash after the service, without being asked to. The ladies that cook meals or do other things, just to be of service to others. Or the guy that goes out and takes time from his day off, and cuts the church grass, or even cuts the grass for an elderly neighbor. These people have under stood what Jesus said.
The disciples argued about which one of them would be the greatest. Jesus said, "Kings like to throw their weight around and people in authority like to give themselves fancy titles. It's not going to be that way with you. Let the senior among you become like the junior; let the leader act the part of the servant. "Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or the one who serves the dinner? You'd rather eat and be served, right? But I've taken my place among you as the one who serves. And you've stuck with me through thick and thin. Now I confer on you the royal authority my Father conferred on me 30so you can eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and be strengthened as you take up responsibilities among the congregations of God's people. (The Message Translation; Luke 22:25-29) Thos who accept responsibility are given authority.
President Reagan was a servant who was raised up (like Queen Esther) for such a time as this. One thing I noticed over the week of tributes, Reagan really wasn't too concerned about what others thought of him. God had given him a responsibility, and he knew that God would see it through.
We all have a responsibility that God wants to give us, and we get it by becoming a servant. He's already given us commands for servanthood; love your enemies, take care of others, love God with your whole being, love you neighbor as yourself. That's what a servant does. And Jesus said that servants are lifted up by God. I believe Ronald reagan was a servant, and God made him great! I think the same of George W. Bush, but a greater recognition of his service is yet to come. Remember, all the critics were saying, W is more like Reagan than G H W Bush. We have all thought that as well. I think Pres. Bush is destined for greatness as well. Time and events far beyond the control, and anticipation of man will come to pass, and W will be seen in greatness, because I believe he has a servant's heart. Let us take that role in the world where we are. Mine and yours may not be to bring down an 'evil empire,' but it may be something just as important to the heart of God!
The one from the pastor's yesterday in CA.
Anyone have that one?
I don't know. I haven't seen it.
Thank you....bumpin' to the top!
Can you redirect the Patti Davis link to the following thread in order to make sure the paper doesn't take down that page? Thanks.
While here - if anyone checking this thread has not found the link to the beautiful "Mansions of the Lord" music from the Funeral of President Ronald Reagan, it can be heard here.
As I am not a movie goer, I had never heard that beautiful hymn or its haunting drums and melody sung and played as the President's casket was carried out of the Cathedral. It is a new "favorite".
The music, the hymns, both sung and played; the euologies; the military precision and dress; the respect and love poured out by the American people; the poignant grief of the very tiny Mrs. Reagan with her huge eyes of sadness and sorrow mixed with the arms of God upholding her; the wonderful gentle kindness and strength of the General escorting her; the witness and honor shown to the life of the President by Baroness Thatcher, especially; the riderless horse; the horse-drawn caisson; the throngs lining the streets of Washington DC and the Highways of California; the rain at the Cathedral and peaceful sunset at the Presidential Library; the flag folded so carefully and given to Mrs. Reagan; her final tears of sorrow for her beloved husband shed over that beautiful mahogany casket holding his earthly remains...and the bagpiped Amazing Grace ------ how could any week be any more profoundly moving?
There is something we say / sing in church: God be in my speaking, in my thinking, and in my dying.
God was certainly in President Reagan's dying. What a gift we have been given.
My father said his large church's service was packed today. He, a WWII Veteran thinks this week's events, perhaps like the 911 events and National Cathedral Service in which President George W Bush spoke so movingly as well, have drawn people back to God - and to a love and gratitude for our country.
I hope he is right.
Ping for the collection.
The one for Margaret Thatcher looks different from what has been posted here the other day. It was much longer.
Just a bump to get this page going again.
Bump for those who may have missed.