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Farewell Nancy Reagan

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Nancy Reagan first came into American lives as an Actress during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Nancy Davis never had a blockbuster role but she did land the role of becoming the wife of then President of the Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan in 1952. When Ronald Reagan was elected as the Governor of California she was his first lady. For the eight years as the first lady of California she was not just a pretty girl on the arm of the Governor, but Nancy Reagan presided over social changes. Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States and for the eight years he held that office Nancy Reagan championed social causes. P.U.S.H was a Nancy Reagan initiative. The “Prevention Using Student Help” program took the fight for drug prevention to the schools. The phrase “Just say No” was brought to the schools in force. She did not just lend her name. Nancy Reagan visited drug treatment centers, attended meetings and even addressed the national parent Teacher Association about the importance of her programs. In 1986 her thousands of miles travelling in the USA and overseas, her extensive personal appearances, Radio and TV spots, meeting with Pope John Paul II, all designed to get the message out, President Reagan signed the “National Crusade for a Drug Free America” anti drug bill into law. A personal victory for Nancy Reagan. Nancy Reagan is credited with the one third drop in Cocaine us by High School seniors. Nancy Reagan. Marijuana use dropped by seventy percent among high school seniors. Many of the “Just Say No” programs are still active today. Her greatest achievement was her steadfast protection of the fortieth President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Both in his professional and Political life her uncanny judge of character stood her husband well. During his recovery from the 1981 assassination attempt Nancy never left the hospital and became even more protective of his time and associations. Tomorrow Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest. Hopefully it will be exactly that. Now her detractors have no one to kick around anymore. Wait….. wrong President



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