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Flashback To The Beautiful Moment Ronald Reagan Publicly Praised His Wife Nancy

by Anna Halkidis
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Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, had many memorable moments during his time in office from 1981 to 1989.

Whether it was giving an epic response to a question about his age at the presidential debate in 1984, or his inaugural address three years prior, Mr. Reagan had a way with his words. He didn’t earn the nickname the “Great Communicator” for nothing.

But, one more aspect of his life that surely didn’t go unnoticed was the bond he shared with his wife Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan, who passed away 12 years after her husband at the age of 94, was the apple of his eye even decades after they wed in 1952.

“My darling, I love you so very much,” he once wrote in a letter to his wife on March 20, 1955. “I don’t even mind that life made me wait so long to find you. The waiting only made the feeling sweeter.”

And in the unforgettable moment shown below, President Reagan surprised Nancy during a luncheon honoring the former first lady at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans in 1988.

The president took the stage to publicly share some beautiful words for his wife, which made her smile from ear to ear.

Watch below and please SHARE to remember the Reagans!

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"Thank you for your love."

WATCH: Pres. Reagan surprises Nancy Reagan at a luncheon to publicly show her how much he appreciated her: "Thank you for all you do. Thank you for your love. And thank you for just being you."

Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Monday, March 7, 2016