For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2016
* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *
STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR PETE WILSON ON THE PASSING OF NANCY DAVIS REAGAN
SIMI VALLEY, CA – Governor Pete Wilson who serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation issued the following statement today:
“Ronald Reagan rescued America from domestic stagflation and “malaise.“ He freed the captive nations of eastern Europe from brutal Soviet oppression. He rescued the world from the threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction.
All he did and his confident belief in America was sustained and deepened by the love and strength of Nancy Reagan’s belief in him every day of their lives together. They were deeply in love and visibly totally devoted to each other. The petite and fragile woman on the President’s arm gave strength to his arm and great strength to his purpose.
For those of us blessed to live in Ronald Reagan’s America, it was a land of peace, prosperity, and above all, of the precious freedom he safeguarded by insisting on American strength and making clear his resolve to use it if required to combat evil. For the model of goodness and wisdom his exceptional leadership gave us, we are immeasurably indebted to him—and to his loving, devoted Nancy, his unflagging supporter in their life together and tireless guardian of his legacy to the end of hers.”