A Time for Choosing: Governor Glenn Youngkin
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin offered his vision of Republican governing values at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute in Simi Valley, California. “We can be the party of education; we can be the party of safe communities; we can be the party of jobs and economic prosperity; we can be the party of unbridled opportunity,” Governor Youngkin said. “We are the party of common sense.”
Having just returned from his trade mission to Asia, Governor Youngkin stressed the need to stand with our allies and attain economic independence from Communist China.
VIDEO: Reagan on Veterans Day
On November 11, 1985 at Arlington National Cemetery, President Ronald Wilson Reagan reflected on the history and meaning of Veterans Day:
“We celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, the armistice that began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. And I wonder, in fact, if all Americans’ prayers aren’t the same as those I mentioned a moment ago. The timing of this holiday is quite deliberate in terms of historical fact but somehow it always seems quite fitting to me that this day comes deep in autumn when the colors are muted and the days seem to invite contemplation.”
WATCH: Ronald Reagan on “Informed Patriotism”
In his 1989 farewell address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan warned that we must internalize and institutionalize a love of country. “An informed patriotism is what we want,” Reagan said. “Are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?”
Now more than ever, Reagan’s words ring true: “I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let’s start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual.”
VIDEO: A Soldier’s Pledge
In his First Inaugural Address, Ronald Reagan lauded the “will and moral courage of free men and women” who are now memorialized with “simple white markers” etched with crosses or Stars of David.
NEW: Reagan Academy Offers Leadership Lessons for High Schoolers
Are you the parent of a high schooler looking to augment your child’s formal education? The Reagan Academy, a new project of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, might be the answer for your family.
“The Reagan Academy offers high school students the opportunity to transform themselves as impactful civic minded leaders
Colin Powell, 1937 – 2021
American military hero and elder statesman Colin Powell died today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, from complications associated with COVID-19. Although fully vaccinated, Powell additionally suffered from myeloma, a cancer in plasma cells. He was 84 years old.
Over the course of 35 years, Powell served with distinction in the United States Army. When Powell retired from military service in 1993, he was a four-star general. Powell served as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
VIDEO: Ronald Reagan on the Fourth of July
Reagan exhorted his fellow citizens to remember their shared history and ideals: “Believe me, if there’s one impression I carry with me after the privilege of holding for five and one-half years the office held by Adams and Jefferson and Lincoln, it is this: that the things that unite us — America’s past of which we’re so proud, our hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this much-loved country — these things far outweigh what little divides us.”
VIDEO: A Soldier’s Pledge
In this stirring video, Ronald Reagan lauds the “will and moral courage of free men and women” who are now memorialized with “simple white markers” etched with crosses or Stars of David:
“Each one of those markers is a monument to the kinds of hero I spoke of earlier. Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam.”
Ernest Joseph Berger, 1932-2020
Former Dranesville Supervisor Ernest Joseph Berger died at home on on September 25, 2020. He was laid to rest today following a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church in Johns Island, South Carolina.
A devout Catholic, Berger was actively involved with John F. Kennedy’s 1960 run for the White House. He became a Republican in 1963, and would later call Ronald Reagan his “hero.”
In 1991, Berger was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors…
Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan!
Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was born on this day in 1911. As President, he cut taxes, tamed inflation, and ushered in a new era of prosperity. He rebuilt our nation’s military and, as Margaret Thatcher famously put it, “won the Cold War without firing a shot”