Michael Reagan wrote a column called, "A Year of Memories" it begins…
This coming Sunday marks the first anniversary of my father’s death, and I will mark it by visiting the aircraft carrier that bears his name, USS Ronald Reagan. At 8:00 a.m., with Captain Jim Symonds and the crew, I will lay a wreath in honor of my dad.
As I get ready for that ceremony I think back over the past year and what I’ve learned as I traveled all across America on speaking engagements to different organizations and listened to thousands and thousands of my fellow Americans express their love and admiration for Ronald Reagan.
As they shared with me their favorite Ronald Reagan stories or their favorite Ronald Reagan moments, I began to understand the reason why those vast crowds took the time last year to stand outside for hours upon hours just to be able to walk past my father’s casket for a brief moment, whether it was at the Ronald Reagan Library at Simi Valley, Calif., or back in Washington at the Rotunda where he lay in state."
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