I miss the 80’s so much...
..my wife and I had the privilege of visiting the Reagan Ranch last summer. We stopped by the Library on our way home. We stood at his grave and wept—we really miss his leadership...
I fly in/out to/from Reagan DC airport frequently and the statue of him in front always gives me goosebumps.
June 5, 2004 is a “I remember where I was” day for me.
The days of gentlemen.
RIP. Reagan was the only good President in my lifetime thus far, especially compared to the ones we’ve had since.
Timely (and highly relevant) message from a recovering Democrat- http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganatimeforchoosing.htm
I remember when America had a REAL president!
What a privilege it was to live in America when Reagan was at the helm!
What a great man. I so wish we had him now - God knows we need someone like him to help us.
Finally visited his Presidential library 2 summers ago and really enjoyed it. His grave is in such a beautiful, peaceful place that I could have stayed visiting Mr. Reagan all day.
Our country sure lost a great man and a great patriot when he passed.
She said that it was quite possible that Politics, in the Screen Actors Guild and his growing interest and activities in politics in general may have put a strain on their marriage as she had no interest in politics what so ever. But, she supported him 100% for President, he was a fine man personally, and was exactly what the country needed. The reporters didn't get their story that wanted from the “ex-wife”. When you get an endorsement like that from your Ex, you must be doing something right!
People say that the passage of time colors memories and that “the good old days weren’t as good as we remember.”
Yet Reagan really was as good as my/our memories of him. One of the proudest days of my life was casting my vote for him and KNOWING he’d never let me down. And he never did.
Sure, there are things I wish he’d done differently, but after reading about him for many years, I understand why he did them. What he did, he did believing it was what was best for America. And 99% of the time, it was.
Should we ever meet on the other side, I have two words for him. “Thank you”.
I wish Nancy peace and joy in her final years on earth. I can’t imagine how much she misses her Ronnie. I sure miss him. He was a titan of humanity.
I remember Jimmy Carter.
And I remember 1980, and voting for Ronald Reagan, in the hope we could restore our country once again.
He did not disappoint me, ever.The liberal press and the Dems did awful things to him, but he went over their heads to the American people and won every time.
He gave us our confidence back, and we went on to prosperity and to eventually winning the Cold War without firing a shot or a missile. That was thought not possible back then.
His quaint notions of American exceptionalism and that godless Communisim needed to go were the beliefs we had, but the media and the Dems told us were relics of the past.
The outpouring of emotion, love and admiration in 2004 when he passed were incredible and a fit tribute to this great man.
He help to save us, and freed over 500 million people in the Eastern bloc.
May his example inspire us to fight for America in 2012, and bounce the Communists out of DC once and for all this year.
In my house, my wife shares Ronnie’s birthday and my youngest daughter, who just celebrated her tenth birthday yesterday, was born on the same month and day of his death.
(Let the record show, I also lobbied - unsuccessfully - to name her Reagan. My wife now, ten years later, thinks that would indeed have been a great name for her)