Today, reports James Freeman in the WSJ, a celebration is being held at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Ronald Reagan would have been 112.
In 1984, Ronald Reagan easily won re-election. The Republican president won 49 states.
January 1985 was harsh, and extremely cold temperatures at the Capital forced Reagan’s second inauguration indoors.
The Sound of America
From President Ronald Reagan’s 2nd inaugural speech:
It is the American sound. It is hopeful, big-hearted, idealistic, daring, decent, and fair. That’s our heritage, that’s our song. We sing it still.
For all our problems, our differences, we are together as of old. We raise our voices to the God who is the Author of this most tender music. And may He continue to hold us close as we fill the world with our sound — in unity, affection, and love — one people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that He has placed in the human heart, called upon now to pass that dream on to a waiting and hopeful world.
God bless you, and God bless America.
Read Reagan’s entire speech here.
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