In Memory of President Ronald Reagan
National Day of Mourning - June 11, 2004
In closing let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your President. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright new dawn ahead.
"We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them -- this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
Speech about the Challenger disaster, January 28, 1986
"The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy. It's the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket. "
Remarks at Human Rights Day event, December 10, 1986
"How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. "
Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! "
Speech near the Berlin Wall, 1987
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