“What July Fourth Means to Me” by Ronald Reagan

I saw that people were coming here to read this today so I figured that I’d reblog it to the top. CR

Wings of the Wind

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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4 Responses to “What July Fourth Means to Me” by Ronald Reagan

  1. I left a comment! For some time I wondered where it was, but I realise it’s under the original post. Anyway: A very late congratulations in 2018!

    • Chris says:

      Hi Marianne.

      I was just replying to your comment that found its way to the original post.

      Thank you for your kind words. I have been fortunate to have been born in a “land of the free.”

      It is, indeed, something to celebrate.

  2. Kristi Ann says:

    I Voted for Ronald Reagan Twice in the 1980s!! He was a Deovout Christian Conservative Republican Patriot in our Judeo-Christian Nation USA!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💕 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore Everyone!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!! 💕 Praise Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah for Today and Everyday!!

    “Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keeps You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only GOD keeps You Going.”!! Amen-Amein Praise Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Hallelujah!!

    Love 💕Always, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

    • Chris says:

      I voted for him twice myself, Kristi. 🙂 His first election was the first one I was old enough to vote in. He was strongly pro-life and spoke against socialist thought.
      Thank you for all of your kind and encouraging words! 🙂
      God’s blessings…

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