I expect to have more to say later in the day and, as last year, will pause at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and remember this great American.
Our thoughts go out to his widow Nancy who stood by our Ron for more than a half-century, especially at the end when he needed her the most. We know that she gave him the strength he needed to lead our great nation out of the morass of the 1970s and toward a better future for all of us.
Thank you, President Reagan and thank you, Mrs. Reagan. We still remember you and continue to be inspired by your vision, your humor, your optimism, your leadership and your ideas.
UPDATE: My friend Rick Sincere offers his tribute here with generous excerpts from the Gipper’s speeches and writings.