Today, the name Ronald Reagan is synonymous with great leadership. He led by example at a time when few thought it possible, and against the advice of experts, he went to the Berlin Wall and demanded it be torn down.
He worked at keeping up the morale of his fellow citizens in honoring the sacrifices at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, relighting the Statue of Liberty, and giving a magnificent speech for America's children on the occasion of the Challenger disaster.
In the face of a tremendous personal crisis, he maintained a positive attitude. The world watched in wonder and amazement as he joked his way through the assassination attempt that very nearly killed him. And above all else, in his signature style - friendly, avuncular, easygoing - from the Oval Office, in auditoriums large and small, and on his Saturday radio programs, he communicated with us. Please join me in exploring Reagan’s journey.