TALLAHASSEE, Fl. -- "Today America says goodbye to one of the world's great
leaders, a man with the power to change the world for the better and the
servant's heart required for this tremendous task.
"Ronald Reagan represented the strength, the optimism, and the compassion of
Americans and the nation we proudly call our own. His legacy extends beyond
a foreign policy that toppled tyranny and a domestic policy that redefined
economics and spurred unprecedented prosperity. He will be remembered for
restoring our national pride and reminding us of all that we are meant to
be. He will be revered for a faith in freedom strong enough to illuminate
the darkest corners of the world and light the way to liberty for millions.
"He looked for the best in us, and never failed to find it."