Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now There Was A President

Two weeks ago today, I had the distinct pleasure and honor of riding on the ship named for this great President.

I was on active duty during the Carter presidency. Morale was at rock bottom, the nation divided and weak. Then Ronald Wilson Reagan was elected.

Morale skyrocketed in the military, the nation was strong and proud once more.

I cannot even begin to express how much I loved this man. And miss him.

H/T to Joel.


  1. I can vouch for the improvement in morale when Reagan was elected. The election of 1980 was at the tail end of my career, but I was on-board for his re-election, too... albeit just barely. We're not likely to see his equal... or even a reasonable facsimile... in our lifetimes. More's the pity.

    1. It is to weep.

      (As another great man once said.)

  2. And every year he looks a little bit better.

  3. His second term was my first presidential election.


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