Skip to comments.What I will remember From Reagan's Funeral
Posted on 06/11/2004 4:41:10 PM PDT by catonsville
There were two mesmerizing moments I will always remember from the viewing and funeral. One was Nancy Reagan's heartbreaking look as she saw the casket.
The other was Mickhail Gorbachev, former Prime Minister of the old Soviet Union, and at the time, our worse enemy, placing his hand on the flag-draped casket as if thinking."You were the American I trusted and you kept your promises. I thank you so much"
I'd be willing to bet you won't see that when the rapist is buried.
Gorbachev & Lady Thatcher each touching the casket was moving. There were so many moments: Mrs. Reagan's dignity, Presidents Bush & Bush each choking up a bit when speaking of Mr. Reagan. So many moments....
IMHO, it will be remembered in years to come as an historic event that will have great impact on the people of America, our voting and institutions and I believe on the world population that witnessed it.
Ronald Reagan serves the cause of freedom even after his death and his legacy continues to grow...and it is because he epitomized that faith and heritage that made this nation what it is...and then he went about living it.
The entire service was a testament to the faith, heritage and strength of America and laid it out for the world to see...including our enemies, foreign and domestic. It also made plain the strength of those convictions and values and how they can bring down tyranny and change the world...as the life of this great man demonstrates.
It was a literal ANSWER TO PRAYER.
I went to the National Cathedral today as a spectator, hoping to see some of the many foreign leaders in attendance: our friend Berlusconi, Nakasone of Japan, Tony Blair, Lech Walesa and most of the new East European presidents, King Abdullah of Jordan, Natan Scharansky, Schroeder of Germany, several African presidents, including Mbeki of South Africa. Of all the ones I wanted to see, none were more important than Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. I was disappointed as the public could not approach the Cathedral and didn't see a single one of these folks but at least I did see the procession, Nancy waving in grief to the rest of us on the street (99 percent supportive but a few 60s leftovers with protest signs and no class whatever; things don't change, do they?).
I will always remember the US Army Chorus that is singing right now. What a great country we live in. The best!
Was Clintoon sleeping?
actually both Clintons were dozing. Must have stayed up too late screaming at each other.
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