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06 Jun 04. SECDEF Statement on Passing of President Reagan

“President Ronald Reagan’s resolve in the defense of freedom helped to
change the course of modern history. Among his many legacies, he restored
America’s pride in the men and women who wear the military uniform. This modest man of good humor had the conviction and personal courage to provide our nation and the free world with directional leadership at a time when it was so sorely needed. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the Reagan family.”

“The men of Normandy had faith that they fought fror all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the knowledge – a nd pray God we have not lost it – that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for the liberation and the use of force for conquest.” Ronald Reagan, Normandy, June 6th 1984

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