6/23/2004

My drive home from work took me past the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library today. I normally follow a different route, but today I had an errand to run which took me in that direction. I had my digital camera with me, so I decided to stop and take some pictures.

I hadn't been to the Library since before his death, so I was curious to see what changes had taken place and what his burial site looked like. I would've liked to have visited during the ceremonies which were going on but wasn't able to.


Flags at half staff

The flags are at half-staff and will be for another week or two.


Memorial

A small, makeshift memorial at the entrance to the library.


Behind the library is a piece of the Berlin Wall, with a commemorative plaque.

BERLIN WALL

An authentic section of the Berlin Wall, donated in April 1990 by the Berlin Wall Commemorative Group to President Reagan for his unwavering dedication to humanitarianism and freedom over communism throughout his presidency. This segment measures 3.5 feet by 10 feet, and weighs approximately 6,000 pounds.


The garden overlooking the hills west of the Library. As I recall, President Reagan was quite fond of flowers, particularly rosas.


A woman standing in reflection at President Reagan's grave.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
-- Ronald Reagan