What we see before us right now is a celebration of a Great American who inspired Americans to be ever greater than they thought they could be.
I signed on to the Navy in April of 1983. President Reagan, through strength, through vision, through his vision to see the shining city on the hill.
Many years at sea saw some storm seas, yet with a good compass and a map and a plan, the goal of all plans can be achieved.
We now live in a country that President Reagan brought us to. A country that is better off, a country that believes in itself, and a country that is proud to be American.
President Reagans' enthusiasm for being an American is alive in my now, and I have shared that great gift with my 10 year old daughter.
May God continue to bless this great country.