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Ronald Reagan History

1982 - President Reagan presented the Presidential Citizens Medal in commemoration of Veterans Day to Raymond Weeks.

1982 - President Reagan spoke with astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

1982 - The American people weren't put on this Earth to become managers of decline. - President Ronald Reagan, November 11, 1982

1982 - "No longer must government be allowed to ride roughshod, absorbing the people's wealth, usurping their rights, and crushing their spirit." - President Reagan, November 11, 1982

1983 - President Reagan became the first President of the United States to address the Japanese Diet.

1983 - President Reagan had a private traditional Japanese lunch at the home of Prime Minister Nakasone.

1983 - The only value in possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they can't be used ever. - President Reagan, November 11, 1983

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Reagan addressed 180,000 during the acceptance.

1985 - President Reagan laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

1988 - President Reagan and the First Lady laid a wreath and spoke at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

1988 - President Reagan and the First Lady spoke at a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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