Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan dies at 93
Posted on 06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93.
Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994.
At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, the office said.It was unclear whether Michael Reagan, his adopted son from his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, was at his side. Maureen Reagan, his daughter from that marriage, died of brain cancer in 2001.
President Bush was informed of Reagan's death while in Paris, where he is on tour to honor the heroes of World War II on the weekend of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.The White House lowered its flag to half-staff after the news. Bush planned to issue a recorded statement later.
Michael Reagan released a statement soon after his father's death.
"I pray that as America reflects on the passing of my Dad, they will remember a man of integrity, conviction and good humor that changed America and the world for the better," Michael Reagan said. "He would modestly say the credit goes to others, but I believe the credit is his."
Reagan was praised by presidential historian Robert Dallek.
"He restored a kind of confidence in the presidency, and a better mood in the United States about politics and politicians and about the presidency," Dallek said.
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That’s the picture that stands in my mind from the funeral.
Thank you for posting. Lady Thatcher is wonderful!
Something else that I noticed in that clip was that Arnold appeared to cross himself backwards.
Nothing makes the tears well up as easy, as remembering President Reagan.
It’s not just that he’s gone, it’s that America is so different than when he was President. That’s the painful part, to know that half our country is for all practical purposes, anti-American now.
I pray we get an American President with the same values as President Reagan, on Jan.20th, 2013. We will not survive as “America” without that answered prayer.
I want Reagan’s America back. I know of only a few presidential contenders who want that too. May God have mercy on us, and give us a patriot president again.
Yea, I was home that week for the funeral. I had tears in my eyes. I did record the event for the future. I had to make copies for hundreds of freepers! I wish we had him back!
I could have done without the Gorby pic.