the Iron Lady has Passed Part 05 — from The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
by Mrs. Ronald Reagan on the death of the Right Honourable the Baroness
I am terribly saddened today to learn of the death
of Margaret Thatcher. The world has lost a true champion of freedom and
It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher
enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective
countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern
history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to
freedom and resolved to end Communism. As Prime Minister, Margaret had
the clear vision and strong determination to stand up for her beliefs at
a time when so many were afraid to “rock the boat.” As a result, she
helped to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the
liberation of millions of people.
Ronnie and I knew her as a
dear and trusted friend, and I will miss her. The United States knew
Margaret as a spirited and courageous ally, and the world owes her a
debt of gratitude.
My heart goes out to Mark, Carol and the entire Thatcher family.