President Ronald Reagan appeared hip in the sense that he was of good cheer, canny and young at heart, minus annoying attitude. (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
Ronald Reagan, receiving applause prior to making his State of the Union Address in 1983, and George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush led the pack of 44 presidents in terms of frequency of mentioning God in their address to Congress. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
USS Ronald Reagan
According to US Navy, USS Ronald Reagan ship, her air wing, and her crew make up the most effective and versatile fighting vessel in the world.
USS Ronald Reagan was commissioned in July 2003, making it the ninth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The ship is named for the 40th U.S. president. The ship's motto, 'Peace through Strength,' was a recurring theme during the Reagan presidency.
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Pacific Ocean with ships participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force. RIMPAC, the worldâ€™s largest multinational maritime exercise, is a biennial event which allows participating nations to work together to build trust and enhance partnerships needed to improve maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)
President Ronald Reagan waves from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington to members of the anti-abortion movement that was beginning a "March for Life" demonstration on the Ellipse marking the 11th anniversary of legalized abortion, Jan. 23, 1984. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 1984 file photo, U.S. President Reagan, flanked by Deputy Press Secretary Larry Speakes, talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, as he prepared to leave for California. Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Reagan, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in his native Mississippi. He was 74. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File)
FILE - In this Friday, March 3, 1989 file photo, Larry Speakes, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, poses with other former presidential press secretaries at the National Press Club in Washington. Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Reagan, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in his native Mississippi. He was 74. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
FILE - This is a Sunday, June 6, 1982 file photo of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the lunch table, at the Palace of Versailles, France. Declassified documents revealed Friday Jan. 3, 2014 how British spies hunted in vain for the creator of a fake recording of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Soviet spies and Argentine agents were considered, but an anarchist punk band later claimed responsibility. The tape, sent to Dutch newspapers in 1983, purported to capture the leaders sparring during the 1982 Falklands War. A transcript shows Reagan urging Thatcher ''to control yourself," and the British leader responding: "We have to use violence" against Argentina. British authorities quickly identified the recording as a forgery. A Foreign Office adviser said the MI6 intelligence agency had considered Soviet or Argentine agents and British leftists as possible culprits. (AP Photo/ File)
Vice President George Bush and his wife Barbara Bush are shown during a fundraiser in Washington where he picked up the endorsement of President Reagan in his bid to become the next president of the United States, May 12, 1988. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)
President Reagan and Vice President Bush make an appearance on the North Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 20, 1985 after the President was sworn in for his second term. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. Bush sit in the Anatole Hotel at night on Wednesday, August 22, 1984 in Dallas and watch First Lady Nancy Reagan on television as she addresses the Republican National Convention at the Dallas Convention Center. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)