While I still have many things on my “to-do” list, I feel like I have to acknowledge the great loss of President Reagan. I could wax eloquently about what an incredible man he was and what a true legacy he left for our country — a legacy of hope and courage and belief in the greatness of our country. There are so many others who have and will do a better job than I could.
Let me just say that, while I never had the privilege of meeting him, through the example he set and the life he lived, I have the utmost respect and love for him. These last years have been so difficult for him and for his family, and I am glad his suffering is over — but I can’t help but be sad that he is gone. I think one of the most tragic things about his having this particular illness is that in his last years he had no recollection of the mighty accomplishments of his tenure in public service. That aside, he was blessed with the love of a good woman who epitomizes the definition of loyalty and devotion.
God bless you, Ronald Reagan, and we’ll see you in the most shining city of them all one day!