There is nothing I can put to words that could describe the feeling of sadness in my heart right now. For me, this weekend was already going to be tuff because of the 60th anniversary of D-Day. I have always had a strong sense of connection with those men who sacrificed it all in the name of God and Country. But with the passing today of a truly great American I find myself almost in a daze. To me growing up with Ronald Reagan as president was an awe inspiring thing. His passion and unwavering devotion to the safety and well being this country will forever define his presidency. I almost feel sad for those who grew up in the era of bill clinton. It is as if those kids were robbed of the wondrous and shining example that was Ronald Reagan. He was a man of true faith. Even though he didn't wear it on his sleeve, it was evident in everything he did. Although he has been out of the public eye for some time I could still feel his presence. But alas, his time to rest has finally come. His tough battle with Alzheimer's is finally over and now he is with our Father in heaven. God Bless You Ronald Reagan.
I leave you tonight with article VI of the military code of conduct which I feel best describes the man known as the Gipper.
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.