Calgary Sun | Jun. 07, 2004 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

"A hero passes"

Re "A hero passes," Paul Jackson, (Calgary Sun, Jun. 06, 2004): U.S. President Ronald Reagan's 1981 visit to Ottawa was followed by an April 1987 visit, in which he addressed Parliament. It was then Reagan was heckled by MP Svend Robinson. "Is there an echo in here?" he quipped.

The president's sense of humour held steady even as he was being wheeled into ER for life-saving surgery after he was shot. "I hope you're all Republicans," he told the ER team. Expect one day to see Reagan join fellow Republican Abe Lincoln up on Mount Rushmore.

Orest Slepokura

(Reagan's stature grows ever larger.)