Reagan's thoughts on Labor Day 35 years ago

President Ronald Reagan on Labor Day on September 7, 1987

"Every year, at the end of summer, we honor our service men and women

Their hard work, resourcefulness and dedication to family and country created the freest, happiest nation

In the pursuit of that American dream, each generation has proven anew the dignity of work and working people

We must always remember that of all our resources, none is more valuable or important than the American worker

"We inherit a precious heritage, its preservation and enhancement is our joyous task and grave responsibility," Reagan said

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician, serving as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

The oldest president was Ronald Reagan at 77; Biden was born before four of his predecessors: Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan died after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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