Here is how I choose to remember Reagan.
Doesn't he just look handsome as all get out?
I was not yet old enough to vote in the Presidential Election circa 1980. I was 17. So young - but I had sense enough to understand that Carter had led the country in the wrong direction. I remember the campaign and I thought Reagan was great.
Reagan gave me hope for the future of our country. I felt proud to be an American when I heard Reagan speak. I rooted for him to win - and he did!
We are approaching the 25th anniversary of his inauguration. I didn't watch it then, but I knew that we were headed for better times. What the man accomplished while occupying the Oval Office is well known to all.
God bless your soul, Ronald Reagan. You still inspire us.
You inspired a young lady, 17 years old and in basic training in the United States Army. I once again felt proud to be an American. I was ready to serve then and happy that you were to be my Commander in Chief.
I look pretty intense there in that picture, don't I?
It's exhaustion I think.
Thank you Mike, for inviting me to share my thoughts and memories.
Other bloggers entries featured at Mike's America (and don't miss Mike's memories either!) are: The City Troll, Always on Watch, American Crusader, Razor Sharp Claws, Old Soldier (who doesn't have a blog and I wish he would get one...but his contribution is not to be missed! It's there on Mike's America), Alicenot, Wordsmith, Ken Taylor, and "Scarlett" - Mike's Poet Laureate - with another beautiful poem - which can be seen at Mike's, Political Yin&Yang, A Rose By Any Other Name, Magnum's Conservative Voice, Palmetto Pundit, Crush Liberalism, Bacon Bits, 4 Rows Back in the Bleacher Seats, GM's Corner, Thornblog, A Tangled Web, Flopping Aces, Special Agent Utah and Indigo Red.
Thanks to everyone and especially thank you to Mike!