Ronald Wilson Reagan

Ronald ReaganDied, June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on Feb. 6, 1911. On June 5, 2004, Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Gipper, who was also a well-known actor and served as governor of California, was a popular president known for restoring American confidence after the problems of the 1970s and helping to defeat communism.

We miss you Mr. President. It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet you and work for you.

On the day of your funeral, several of us went to Serb Hall to watch your funeral on TV. One of the people sitting next to me that day would become the Governor of the State of Wisconsin six years after your death, Governor Scott Walker. The reason we met at Serb Hall was because in March of 1980, you were the first Republican Presidential candidate to ever come to the famous southside hall. I stood next to the stage that day and looked out at the crowd, the room was filled and 100’s of people listened to you speak outside on speakers that had been set up. You brought Mrs. Reagan with you that day, and she sat on the stage behind you.

In April of 1980, you would win the Republican primary in the State of Wisconsin.

You would go on to win Wisconsin in November of 1980 & November of 1984. It would not be until November of 2016, when President Donald J. Trump would again bring Wisconsin home for the Republicans. I think you would like President Trump, he loves this country, like you did.

We miss you Mr. President. God Bless America.