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‘They Stood for Something and We Owe Them Something’: Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day Speech

America’s beloved 40th president, Ronald Reagan, spoke at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in 1986. His speech reminds us to be thankful for the valor of others and that Memorial Day is a time to remember the “splendor of America” and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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Alan Finley
2 years ago

I can understand the end of time coming what have we become as a country GOD help us.

Alan Finley
2 years ago

Please sign the petition to stop the LGBT, and stop the Disney Gay / Lesbian parade with nudity with children present. The Disney board has approved the LGBT to start on June 1 2019.

Keith H
2 years ago

Ronald Reagan the last Great President till Donald J Trump. Amen, Thank You Heavenly Father for them both. And Heavenly Father Bless all those who gave their all for our freedom in the name of your Beloved Son Jesus Christ, Amen.

‘Nonymus
2 years ago

Known as the great communicator. One of two great presidents through his time!

‘Nonymus
2 years ago

Known as the great communicator. One of the two best presidents through his time!

Bob
2 years ago

God bless America and the brave men and woman who serve in the military. All gave some and some gave all. Memorial Day is their day.

Carol L. Baril
2 years ago

Reagan was the kind of man who truly loved his country and the people of this country! He didnt run for president to seek power and control like so many others. He really wanted to help this nation and bring out the best in all of us. Thanks to him and all those who have sacrificed everything to keep the hopes of freedom alive in our great nation.

Cat
2 years ago

A lovely remembrance for those we continue to owe our freedoms and liberties. I hope we all remember and thank those veterans everyday, not just on Memorial Day. To our men and women currently serving, I owe you gratitude as well.

Chuck
2 years ago

On this Memorial Day let us remember the valor of those who who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom. Let’ us also be vigilant as they to defend our freedoms from those who would desire to take it from us. Particularly those serving in our government in Congress, FBI and DOJ.

Todd Wingard Taylor
2 years ago

Liberty was purchased and paid for by the blood of true patriots. May we who cherish our liberties, defend it with our own blood and sacrifices. The enemy is before us and it is not Russian, Korea or China; rather the enemy comes from within. It is the Progressive Liberal party who have encroached, fired upon, our God ordained rights to embrace faith, American ideals preserved by the Constitution, and the value of personal liberty. The enemy is the media, higher education and those belonging to the “Progressive” party. They are the warmongers against God, liberty and open, civil discourse. They have become the aggressor that champion irrational reasoning built upon lies and fear. Again, Liberty calls to us from the blood of those who make the ultimate cost. We must stand against the rising tide of progressive liberalism. 2020 must be the decisive blow that puts an end, once and for all, to the destructive liberal agenda and to all those who wish America idealism ill. One people, one nation Under God we stand.

Todd Wingard Taylor
2 years ago

Thank you President Reagan for reminding us of the sacrifices that were made to preserve, defend and protect American liberty; for God and country we do pledge our sincerest allegiance. God bless America and God bless all those who gave their last measure of love to protect and defend America. Long live the Constitution, long live our devotion to God and country–Amen.

Cat
2 years ago

Amen indeed. Well said.

des
2 years ago

loved president Regan a great American

Wayne
2 years ago

I was fortunate enough to have lived to see the two greatest presidents of the United States! Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump! Unfortunate enough to live to see the worst president too Obama.

Ertis Crumpler
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne

Amen to that Wayne.

Rick
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne

I still think Carter was the worst- even worse than Obama! If not for Carter creating the Dept of Education to indoctrinate our kids, I don’t think we would ever have had a President Obama! Unless the DOE is abolished, the minds of our children will be forever changed for the worse! It might already be too late. Do everything you can to get your kids and grandkids out of public education!

Wayne
2 years ago

Heroes wear uniforms and dog tags, not capes. God bless all our heroes, God bless America.

Stephen J Norling
2 years ago

No one could make a great point with with fewer words then the great Ronald Reagan.

Norma Vincent
2 years ago

I already did.

Norma Vincent
2 years ago

Always a Patriot! God bless America. We had a patriotic service in church yesterday, Grace Community Church in Elma, Washington, Pastor Tom Harvey. Never forget!

Greg Russell
2 years ago

As with all politicians, I didn`t agree with Reagan on every position he took on certain issues, but by and large, Reagan was THE GREATEST man I ever knew of that held the Oval Office. Much like Charlton Heston as president of NRA, Reagan had a way of expressing himself so eloquently, he could stir the heart and soul. He aroused the spirit within man, and urged him on to greatness, he inspired people to strive for the highest ideals, and he believed in the greatness of America. He knew that we are destined by Almighty-God to be that “bright and shining city on a hill”. He knew that as the greatest nation to ever reside on the planet, we have an inherent obligation and duty around the world. To inspire and aid men to work towards freedom, to inspire them as well to seek liberty and reach for the highest ideals that not only further the betterment of mankind, but encourage mankind to turn to their Creator. Reagan was a great man, and great President, and a great American.

Glenn Lego
2 years ago

The veterans stood for something. Unlike the cowards who on 9/11 “did something.” According to Ilian Omar.

Rick J.
2 years ago

Remember and say a prayer for those who gave all in defense of freedom. It is truly sad that, the sacrifice of so many, is on the brink of being lost. The nation and the beliefs that so many of us hold are under attack from within. If we don’t get organized and fight back the nation we grew up in and love will be lost. WE MUST
FIGHT to SAVE THE USA. How.. you can only email your own congressman…But you can send a tweet to all… If you don’t have a tweeter account get one. Bombard all who would change the USA with tweets. IF others
have ideas.. Share them…

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