FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 7, 2004
GEOFF DAVIS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING
OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN
Erlanger, KY –
It is a sad time for America as we mourn the loss of one of our greatest Presidents.
President Reagan gave the commencement address at my graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an inspiring moment that will always be with me.
Ronald Reagan had a unique ability to communicate his bold vision for America, a vision that he relentlessly pursued, resulting in an unprecedented economic recovery and the end of the Cold War.
His vision of our nation as a shining city on a hill, a beacon of light for the world, will live on in his absence.
Ronald Reagan will be remembered as he had wished, for appealing to our greatest hopes and not our worst fears.
"Whatever history might say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way."
Ronald Reagan (1992)