Theodore's World: Special Words from Ronald Reagan ~ Memorial Day

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May 24, 2009

Special Words from Ronald Reagan ~ Memorial Day

"Once each May, amid the quiet hills and rolling lanes and breeze-brushed trees of Arlington National Cemetery, far above the majestic Potomac and the monuments and memorials of our Nation's Capital just beyond, the graves of America's military dead are decorated with the beautiful flag that in life these brave souls followed and loved.

This scene is repeated across our land and around the world, wherever our defenders rest. Let us hold it our sacred duty and our inestimable privilege on this day to decorate these graves ourselves -- with a fervent prayer and a pledge of true allegiance to the cause of liberty, peace, and country for which America's own have ever served and sacrificed. ... Our pledge and our prayer this day are those of free men and free women who know that all we hold dear must constantly be built up, fostered, revered and guarded vigilantly from those in every age who seek its destruction.

We know, as have our Nation's defenders down through the years, that there can never be peace without its essential elements of liberty, justice and independence. Those true and only building blocks of peace were the lone and lasting cause and hope and prayer that lighted the way of those whom we honor and remember this Memorial Day.

To keep faith with our hallowed dead, let us be sure, and very sure, today and every day of our lives, that we keep their cause, their hope, their prayer, forever our country's own." --Ronald Reagan


Wild Thing's comment.........

Our country has been truly blessed to have such great men and women serve in our military. I love what President Reagan said, he knew why we have been able to live in the land of the free.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam

Posted by Wild Thing at May 24, 2009 05:50 AM


Ronald Reagan believed in America. Her values and The Constitution were his guiding light. He believed Ameerica was guided by God, and that was damn sure not Allah. Reagan believed that the people were the motor of a great America, not the government.

Reagan gave us a most powerful America. Powerful economically. powerful militarily and powerful with freedom for the people. Those freedoms have been watered down since and now are on the verge of disapearing. We need another Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: TomR at May 24, 2009 10:54 AM

We only had two American presidents last century, one of them was Ronald Reagan the other Teddy Roosevelt, both put the United States first. Progressive meant something else back then.

Posted by: Jack at May 24, 2009 04:50 PM

It's hard to believe that it's almost 30 years since Ronald Reagan became President. Wow have things changed and not for the better.

"I've got to go, Rock. It's all right. I'm not afraid. When things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper."

With this said, things are wrong and the breaks aint going our way...Maybe with the help of God we can win one for the 'Gipper' Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Mark at May 24, 2009 07:35 PM

Tom, that was wonderful, love how you
said that. I agree we so desperately
need another Reagan.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2009 12:04 AM

Jack, yes, I wish we had it where those
words meant what they used to instead
of the new meaning.That too shows how
dishonest the left is, they have to
pick a word like Progressive to hide
behind unless a person looks into what
it now stands for.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2009 12:09 AM

Mark, well said, thanks for the quote.

I pray so hard for our country. That
would make my heart burst to win one
for the Gipper.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2009 12:12 AM

"Attention! SOUND TAPS!! EXECUTE!!!:

Over 234-years, FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

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