Remembering President Ronald Reagan on his 100th Birthday
Rep. Gohmert Venerates Reagan as a “great man”
Washington, February 4, 2011
This Sunday the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library will be celebrating President Reagan’s 100th birthday. Last week, Rep. Gohmert was present at the Reagan Library and was asked to share recorded comments about the beloved president. His remarks along with those by many other national leaders will be utilized in the foundation’s video collection.
“While serving in the United States Army from 1978 to 1982, I saw firsthand how badly demoralized this country became immediately before President Reagan became Commander-in-Chief. After the withdrawal from Viet Nam and the refusal to respond to a 1979 act of war against our embassy in Iran, the United States had lost not only the esteem of countries around the world, but also its own self-respect. President Reagan gave this country and its military a renewed vitality and determination. He led the resurgence of a stronger military and led us out of a devastating recession, all while bringing down an evil empire at the same time. His unwavering faith and optimism empowered this country and inspired millions of freedom lovers around the world. We owe a real debt of gratitude to such a great leader,” said Rep. Gohmert.
Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911. He served as the 33rd Governor of California and later became the 40th President of the United States of America. He is well recognized for restructuring the Republican Party and propelling the modern conservative movement into prominence.
To watch this historic celebration via livestream Sunday, click here.
Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas, and was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
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