As we celebrate today the 95th anniversary of the birth on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois of Ronald Wilson Reagan, we recall the leadership and vision of the greatest American president of the second half of the twentieth century.
Let us remember this great man as he wanted to be remembered:
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.
It’s been well over a year since we lost him, but his memory still lives in our hearts. Let us hope it inspires our leaders in Washington, the various state capitals and in nations around the world.
Thank you, Mr. President. And Happy Birthday!
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com