Ronald Reagan Warned America Not to Lose Her Patriotic Memory – Video 1989
On this 4th of July, I can’t think of anything America needs to hear more than a warning President Ronald Reagan gave in his Farewell Address in January 1989. Listen to the video above to hear what he shared with America toward the end of his speech. Reagan turned his attention to what he said he was particularly proud of during his Presidency – a renewal of patriotism and the American Spirit.
Reagan also gave a warning, that unless Americans taught each new generation what it means to be an American, we risk losing our memory as a nation – and along with it – the American spirit. Reagan’s words ring so true today. Instead of teaching that America is an exceptional nation that has been the greatest force for good in the history of the world – our schools, universities, media, and even political leaders more often focus only on the perceived failures in American History. What Reagan warned against has happened to a great extent – America has lost her memory, and with it, our commitment to the principles that have made America the greatest nation on earth.
Ronald Reagan would be saddened to see what has happened to our nation, but he would not be a pessimist. Neither should we be. We must do all we can to restore the memory of our nation and with it, America’s spirit. America is still that “shining city on a hill” that Reagan spoke of, a nation that has freed tens of millions of people from tyranny this decade! Let us heed Reagan’s call and his warning, and do our part to tell the truth about America.
Cross-posted from Freedom’s Lighthouse