President Ronald Wilson Reagan Died Today

I wanted to do a tribute to President Reagan in my blog. But in doing the research I came across this quotation from Ronald Reagan. It truly reflects the optimism that he had in America. I can’t think of anything more fitting than words from Ronald Reagan’s own farewell speech.

“In 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 day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”

Ronald Reagan was optimistic and truly believed in America. He spoke of it as a shining city. “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”

In my opinion Ronald Reagan was the greatest president that served during my life time. He has gone on to a much greater place. I am confident that when he stands before the Lord, he will hear those words that all Christians hope to hear, “well done my good and faithful servant.”

Goodbye Mr. President. America owes you a debt of gratitude. We will miss you.

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