Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator

Ronald Reagan died June 5, 2004.

For me, there is no better way to remember Ronald Reagan than by reading some of his great speeches. He was at his best when he was talking to the American people about his beliefs, his guiding principles. Even now, two years after his death, when I read his words, I can still hear his voice.

These are some of my favorites:

A Time for Choosing

’76 Convention Closer

40th Anniversary of D-Day (Pointe du Hoc)


Tear Down This Wall

Farewell Address

Update: Flopping Aces has a fantastic video tribute to Ronald Reagan.

Update II: Tammy at A Mom and Her Blog has a great photo of Reagan and one of his most prescient quotes.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

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