Former President Ronald Reagan Dies at 93
A great president has passed away today--possibly the greatest president of the last century in fact. He took a nation that was stumbling and made it "morning again in America."
I was very young at the time when Reagan was elected. One thing I do remember was when he was shot by John Hinkley. I remember not really understanding it all, but that our president was in the hospital. My sister and I made cards for President Reagan and sent them to his hospital. A couple of weeks later, we each got back a card from President Reagan, thanking us for the card and prayers. Sure, it was probably nothing more than a standard response with a stamp of his signature on it, but to the little kid at the time, it was one of the coolest things I'd ever received. I think I may still have that card somewhere in a scrapbook now that I think about it.
We've lost a great American today. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Thank you Ronald Reagan for your service to our country. May you find peace.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/05/2004 08:06:00 PM