Ronald Wilson Reagan E.P.D.


The above is the first picture I took at the White House. Among the people there that day, it was a photograph in front of his portrait that was most coveted. As I stood there in front of that portrait, I couldnt help but remember white guayaberas.


“And whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way. My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for young people — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a little better for your having been here. May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never lose your natural, God-given optimism. And finally, my fellow Americans, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill.” –Ronald Reagan (1992)

4 thoughts on “Ronald Wilson Reagan E.P.D.”

  1. George/Val,

    Today America needs a Ronald Wilson Reagan to lead her so bad is not even funny.

    Unfortunately, they don’t make them like him anymore.

  2. A genuine non pretentiousness gentleman.
    An American with a heart in high places.

    Mary Lou Trias

  3. I got in a massive argument with a snot-nosed kid about Reagan after class today, which was brought on about a kid with an Obama button who wasn’t old enough to vote. I said that was like me when I wanted to vote for Reagan, I was too young. He said Reagan deprived us of all kinds of rights and then brought up Iran-Contra. I told him that to come back to talk to me when he knows what he is talking about. He said “What do you call Nicaragua?” I said “Communist.” He said “the president was democratically elected.” I said “A democratically elected, big, smelly Communist.” Then he shut up and I was so impressed that my extensive education allowed me to make my point with the words “big” and “smelly.”

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