Ronald Wilson Reagan...1911-2004...A Nation Morns

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Ronald Wilson Reagan

The nation is preparing to honor former President Ronald Reagan with funeral arrangements being made on both the East and West coasts. The 40th president, who died Saturday aged 93, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda -- the first president to do so since Lyndon Baines Johnson, in 1973. He will then be buried in California -- his adopted home state -- at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

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Reagan was really the Pres. of my childhood, growing up int the 80's. I was born in the early 70's, but the Reagan 80's are what I really remember. Great man, very Presidential. I know this sounds strange, but growing up under the constant threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction was a special time. Having a common indentifiable enemy made you proud to be an American and Reagan was the perfect President for the time. I remember rooting for Reagan against Carter and my grandfather saying "He wasn't even a good actor." My grandad was a Southern Democrat. Great memories. It's sad when the memories of your youth start disappearing; it's like every time a person dies a little part of your childhood is torn away.
 
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Rest in Peace Mr. President.

The Gipper is gone, and the world is a much smaller place. One of the most monumental Presidents of all time..
 
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Friday is declared a federal holiday. Anyone have it off work? I don't. :(
 
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DLD,

I hear ya. He was a unique man, and I don't think we will see another like him in our lifetime. The right man, in the right place, at the right time in history
 
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He was the first president that I met in person on Boston Common back in the early 80's. He was an amazing man. He truly helped to change the world.
 
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I who are not of American descent, agrees. My family thinks he were the best president America have had, except from Lincoln who stopped slavery.
They are the legendary, but people who do things good, often leaves this earth with many minds, hearts and thoungs in movement. Facing the big question WHY?
 
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I loved reagan....he was one of the greatest men to ever live.....Truely a remarkable President....he was my first president being born in 83.....is my favorite so far since i have studyed some about him

Don't get me wrong.....Reagan was one of the greatest presidents....most people are sying he was the best.....i thought FDR was the greatest president....that is what i heard most people say before Reagan died.....and from waht i have learned about FRD....i would say he is the greatest......thoughts?
 

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Unfortunately I think it is impossible to say "best" about a president. They all had different challenges. My favorite (so far) is Reagan, I would take him over any President except Washington himself (based on what I've read about many presidents) but FDR had a very similar charge: wartime and economic recovery. They went about it in very different ways, and there will be arguments whose way was better. I suppose we'll never know for sure (though we may certainly feel like arguing for what we believe in).

What I think is great is how this week we have seen a very similar "coming together" of our country, and some wonderful show of support from other countries (thank you, from Sweden for example!)

For me President Reagan had two huge traits which stood out, though I admit to liking much more than just these. First: He meant to do what he thought was right even if it was going to be unpopular or against great and dangerous odds (politically or otherwise). Second: He refused to be anything but optomistic about our country and its future. I wish such a leader on EVERY country, and quite frankly wouldn't mind hearing from some of our international friends on this site: what leaders in your own country's history have done a good job making you feel great about your country, were unswerving in their devotion to doing the right thing, and as a consequence made you feel better about the whole world.

Reagan did that for me - he made me like everyone, whether from my country or not. Oh, there were leaders he made me dislike, but it made me feel like reaching out to the people of those countries even more.

Thank you for this thread DLD.
 
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Regean was my president!, even though I'm from Canada, I believe allot of canucks feel sorrow over his passing, as he was a great man. He carried himself like a champ, spoke with passion and never took himself too serious. He may not have been the most accomplished president, but I believe he was one of the most inspirational. He will be sorely missed <:(
 
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He was the greatest president ever.wether folks agreed with him or disagreed all respected him.and he always injected humor in things he said.
he truly was a great american.He brought respect back to this country and made us all proud to be an american when it seemed we were on a downhill slide.Also he was respected by all with no reguard of party lines.You always knew where he stood.Agree or disagree everyone respected him.He gave us our pride back,I will miss him.
 
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