The Reagans will forever be remembered for the time they served in the White House. Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States in 1980, and he and Nancy shared a special bond that lasted throughout his presidency.
They were known for their love of travel, often visiting different states and countries to promote freedom abroad. They entertained world leaders at their beloved Rancho del Cielo in California, which has been preserved as a living monument to their legacy today.
Ronald Reagan was re-elected to a second term as President in 1984.
Following his retirement from office, Ronald and Nancy moved back to California where they spent much of their time together enjoying life outside of the political spotlight. Both were active advocates for Alzheimer’s awareness, as Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with the disease in 1994. Nancy took care of him until his passing in 2004.
The Reagans will always be remembered for their steadfast commitment to each other and their unwavering love of the country. Their enduring legacy lives on through their many admirers and those who strive to keep alive the values they held dear during their time in office.
Reagan’s legacy lives on through the various organizations that were created in honor of President Reagan including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Ronald Reagan Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award. Additionally, Nancy continues her work through the Nancy Reagan Foundation which promotes drug education among young people across America.
In 2011, a statue of Ronald and Nancy Reagan was dedicated on the grounds of California’s Capitol building in Sacramento, ensuring that their legacy will live on for years to come.
Today we remember Ronald and Nancy Reagan as two of the most beloved American Presidents in history. Their commitment to each other and their country will always be remembered.