Â SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – Two years after Ronald Reagan’s death, former first lady Nancy Reagan visited the hilltop gravesite of the nation’s 40th president and gently tapped his tombstone.Â Â
Two years later, and I still am wishing we had some ofÂ Ronald Reagan’s wisdom with us now:
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.Â — Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States