Reagan Veteran’s Day Remarks 11-11-85 | The Heritage Foundation

Reagan Veteran’s Day Remarks 11-11-85 | The Heritage Foundation

We celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, the armistice that began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The timing of this holiday is quite deliberate in terms of historical fact but somehow it always seems quite fitting to me that this day comes deep in autumn when the colors are muted and the days seem to invite contemplation. We are gathered at the National Cemetery, which provides a final resting place for the heroes who have defended our country since the Civil War. This amphitheater, this place for speeches, is more central to this cemetery than it first might seem apparent, for all we can ever do for our heroes is remember them and remember what they did — and memories are transmitted through words.

Comments (2)

  1. He was so good on a number of levels.

  2. All of Mr. Reagan's speeches have one common trait. Passion. Quite a difference than the sneering that we get today.

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