…today is Ronald Reagan’s 102nd birthday. Mine is tomorrow. Not 102. Not admitting anything.
I remember him fondly. He was my first Commander in Chief and I saw what his policies did to make the US military the powerhouse that it is today.
When I got to my first unit in 1981, the policies of Carter were destroying the readiness of the Army in a big way. Parts for vehicles were in short supply and training was limited.
After Reagan’s policies kicked in and the military was funded properly, we got the parts we needed and our training increased in a huge way. Readiness increased continually up to the Gulf War.
I cried like a bitch when he was laid to rest.
At any rate, happy Ronaldus Maximus Reagan Day!
Ronald Reagan can count 40 states that still remember the Gipper fondly.
On his 102nd birthday Wednesday, 40 states–a record–have proclaimed February 6 “Ronald Reagan Day.” Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize Reagan Day and two others are on the fence.
The Reagan honor is also a tribute to Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. He also heads the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project which asks the nation’s governors to set the day aside for Reagan.
“Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation, and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President,” said Norquist, whose project also encourages the naming of roads, buildings and landmarks after Reagan.