Tribute to President Ronald
Monday, June the 7th, Mrs. Nancy Reagan put her cheek
on the flag-draped casket of President Reagan. That expression of
love for him was the visual representation of how this nation caresses
his memory. Through her, we all put our cheeks on the flag that
covered him. And that expression of love goes well beyond this nation
to every person in the world who cherishes liberty, millions of
whom owe their liberty to Ronald Reagan. Through a unique gentleness,
optimism, and firmness of principle, he radically changed the world
for the better. He is destined for immortality since his qualities
of goodness that brought about such immense achievements are bound
to give inspiration
to world leaders who are yet unborn."
Bruce Herschensohn, CFIF Board of Directors
Reagan: In His Own Words
Lifetime of Freedom
closing let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the
great honor of allowing me to serve as your President. When the
Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the
greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for
From the Hip: Quips From "The Gipper"
do you tell a Communist? Its someone who reads Marx and Lenin.
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands
Marx and Lenin."...[more]
Great Communicator: Famous Speeches of Our 40th President
Time for Choosing, a.k.a. The Speech
October 27, 1964, then-Governor Reagan gave a nationally-televised
address on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
The speech is a blueprint for conservativism and represents President
Reagans first appearance on the national scene.
is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity
for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution
and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital
can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."...[more]
Will Be a City Upon a Hill
January 24, 1974, then-Governor Reagan addressed the first annual
Conservative Political Action Conference.
can call it mysticism if you want to, but I have always believed
that there was some divine plan that placed this great continent
between two oceans to be sought out by those who were possessed
of an abiding love of freedom and a special kind of courage."...[more]
June 8, 1982, President Reagan articulated his clear vision of the
Cold War in an address to the British House of Commons.
this is precisely our mission today: to preserve freedom as well
as peace. It may not be easy to see; but I believe we live now at
a turning point."...[more]
the U.S.-French Ceremony at Omaha Beach
on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day
June 6, 1984, President Reagan spoke at Omaha Beach in Normandy,
France, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day
will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be
prepared, so we may always be free."...[more]
Response to the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
January 28, 1986, hours after the Space Shuttle Challenger accident,
President Reagan addressed the nation from the Oval Office.
crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in
which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the
last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey
and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth
to touch the face of God." ...[more]
January 11, 1989, as he closed his final term in office, President
Reagan bid farewell to the nation in his final address from the
how stands the city [on a hill] on this winter night? More prosperous,
more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than
that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and
true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter
what storm. And shes still a beacon, still a magnet for all
who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places
who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home."...[more]
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