His parents named him Ronald Wilson Reagan.
He was born in a simple home, to an obscure mother and an alcoholic father.
No one could have predicted he would become one of the greatest presidents of the United States! But he did!
Many attribute Ronald Reagan's success to his mother, Nelle, a gentle, hard-working, compassionate woman of faith.
E.T. Sullivan could have been describing Nelle and Ronald Reagan when he said:
"We fancy that God can only manage his world with battalions, when all the while he is doing it with beautiful babies. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent needs opening, God sends a baby into the world…perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother's heart, and she puts it into the baby's mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies."
As Patriotic Moms, we have a great privilege and opportunity. Our responsibilities will require our best efforts, no more and no less. And when we feel like we are falling short, we, like Nelle Reagan, can rely on God to make up the difference. We are raising patriots and leaders who, like President Reagan, need to be prepared to preserve America’s legacy of liberty.
This video was made to celebrate President Reagan's 100th birthday.
Learn More about President Reagan
Learning about Ronald Reagan's Childhood
The Humor of Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, Great Person and Communicator
Ronald Reagan - Man of Faith
Ronald Reagan on America's Heritage of Faith
President Reagan on Faith and Religion in America
President Reagan Talks about Prayer
Renewing America (taken from President Reagan's first inaugural address)
Liberty vs. Tyranny (a warning from President Reagan)
Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine
A Speech that Influenced the Course of History (President Reagan's courage to stand alone)
We the People (President Reagan sums up the basis of our liberty)
What July Fourth Means to Me (President Reagan teaches about Independence Day)
Ronald Reagan Talks to America on Thanksgiving
Insights into a Legendary Love (heartwarming interview with Nancy Reagan)
President Reagan Teaches His Daughter (Patti Davis' remarks at her dad's funeral)
Ron Reagan Remembers His Father (Ron's remarks at his dad's funeral)
Michael Reagan Remembers His Father (Michael's remarks at his dad's funeral)