Happy Birthday: Ronald Reagan (1911–2004)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

ronaldreagan.jpgRonald Reagan (1911–2004)

Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, USA
Died: June 5, 2004 (age 93) in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Nancy Reagan (4 March 1952 – 5 June 2004) (his death) (2 children)
Jane Wyman (26 January 1940 – 28 June 1948) (divorced) (3 children)

[speech at the Republican National Convention, Aug. 17, 1992.] 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.

I know in my heart that man is good, and that what’s right will always – eventually – triumph. And that there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.

Status quo, you know is…

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