Eric Florack on June 11th, 2004

I will not be blogging today, in respect for Mr. Reagan, though I may have some comments tonight.

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“When Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, The New York Times wrote, “Men will thank God a hundred years from now that Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House.” It will not take a hundred years to thank God for Ronald Reagan. But why? Why was he so admired? Why was he so beloved? He […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2004

In the spring of 1987 President Reagan and I were driven into a large hangar at the Ottawa Airport, to await the arrival of Mrs. Reagan and my wife, Mila, prior to departure ceremonies for their return to Washington. We were alone except for the security details. President Reagan’s visit had been important, demanding and […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2004

“Mrs. Reagan, Patti, Michael and Ron, members of the Reagan family, distinguished guests, including our presidents and first ladies, Reverend Danforth, fellow citizens, we lost Ronald Reagan only days ago but we have missed him for a long time.  We have missed his kindly presence, that reassuring voice and the happy ending we had wished […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2004

“Mrs. Reagan, members of the President’s family, colleagues, distinguished guests, members of the diplomatic corps, fellow citizens: Knowing that this moment would come has not made it any easier to see the honor guard, and the flag draped before us, and to begin America’s farewell to President Ronald Reagan. He said goodbye to us in […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2004

We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America’s wounded spirit, to restore the […]

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