I saw that people were coming here to read this today so I figured that I’d reblog it to the top. CR
Ronald Reagan wrote the following for Independence Day in 1981. It was not written by someone else for the President. These are Mr. (President at the time) Reagan’s own words that were written with his own hand:
“What July Fourth Means to Me”
By Ronald Reagan
For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July.
I remember it as a day almost as long-anticipated as Christmas. This was helped along by the appearance in store windows of all kinds of fireworks and colorful posters advertising them with vivid pictures.
No later than the third of July – sometimes earlier – Dad would bring home what he felt he could afford to see go up in smoke and flame. We’d count and recount the number of firecrackers, display pieces and other things and…
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