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A modern-day hero

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Dear Editor:It saddens me deeply to read and hear good American people make denigrating and unfair critical remarks regarding former president Ronald Reagan, especially now at the time of his death. President Reagan did many great things for our nation, and we are all living better lives today because of his wisdom. President Reagan made some mistakes, but isn’t this true of all of us?I remember well Harry S. Truman and his presidency. President Truman had a down-home, country way of expressing himself. The press had a field day poking jokes at him and criticizing his decisions severely. President Truman made many questionable and controversial decisions. I truly believe that President Truman, as did President Reagan, served his country the very best that he could. Their decisions were made based on what they thought was best for the United States.As Harry Truman aged, and needed life support to keep him alive, we, as a nation, began to review his life and his presidency. I remember commenting at the time that Harry Truman seemed to have outlived his critics. How nice!I feel sorry for those who cannot enjoy the reflections and review of the past as a great man passes on. It is your loss. History will show the good that Ronald Reagan has done and that good far out weighs the bad.God bless Ronald Reagan and all of his good deeds, and forgive his shortcomings and mistakes. Let Americans live in harmony and let us have some modern-day heroes.John W. MillerAspen

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