America has lost one of its greatest leaders. President Reagan’s ideas, optimism, and strength of purpose restored America’s spirit and helped to spread freedom and democracy around the globe. He was a hero to many of us.
I was fortunate to have spent twenty minutes alone with President Reagan in the early 1990’s. He was warm and genuine. He was driven by strong convictions and vision.
I believe President Bush said it best:
“Ronald Reagan won America’s respect with his greatness, and won its love with his goodness. He had the confidence that comes with conviction, the strength that comes with character, the grace that comes with humility, and the humor that comes with wisdom. He leaves behind a nation he restored and a world he helped save.”
In this time of remembrance, I encourage you to go to the RNC’s Reagan Memorial Page to read some of President Reagan’s greatest speeches.