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He mended America
Through grace under pressure
He through a miracle
Improved the free world we treasure

He was candid and tough
Of firm mind, an example
Rooted in humor and trust
He lifted nations and people

In the midst of great terror
When hysteria could rise
He inspired hearts to be tender
And brought down walls and built ties

He transformed the economy
Turned enemies into friends
His accomplishments were many
The best, his example he lends

He had providence with him
As from God’s word, he often spoke
We know that this great pilgrim
Knew Heaven’s welcome as dawn broke

 He died June 5, 2004
As a nation we were remembering DDay’s 60 year anniversary the next day.President Bush was in Paris, France honoring the heroes of WWll.

President Bush responded to Reagan’s death in Paris, France, where he is on tour to honor the heroes of World War II on the weekend of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
“He leaves behind a nation he restored and a world he helped save. During the years of President Reagan, America laid to rest an era of division and self-doubt, and, because of his leadership, the world laid to rest an era of fear and tyranny,” Bush said. (Bush statement)
Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, said “history will give Reagan great credit for standing for principles.”
“It was wonderful the way that he could take a stand, and do it without bitterness or without creating enmity with other people,” said the elder Bush, who was Reagan’s vice president.

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Holding tight
When all is falling apart
Letting go
When you know it is your part
Making time
When duty gives the call
 With tools in tow
While giving it your all

Fatherhood can sometimes be walking the floor at midnight with a baby that can’t sleep. More likely, fatherhood is repairing a bicycle wheel for the umpteenth time, knowing that it won’t last the afternoon. Fatherhood is guiding a youth through the wilderness of adolescence toward adulthood.

Fatherhood is holding tight when all seems to be falling apart; and it’s letting go when it is time to part. Fatherhood is long hours at the blast furnace or in the fields, behind the wheel or in front of a computer screen, working a 12-hour shift or doing a six-month tour of duty. It’s giving one’s all, from the break of day to its end, on the job, in the house, but most of all in the heart. 

-Ronald Reagan-Quoted in Focus on the Family

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Beliefs become a reality
Through freedom, truth, and faith
Becoming the fruits of society
Releasing the spirit… to create

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Be a communicator of great things
Rediscover patriotism and common sense
Teach what our history best brings:
A shining city of, for, and by the people, hence

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Societies always need
A little reminding
It is our mothers who lead
The future we’re finding

Thank you Nellie for Reagan!

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