Ronald Reagan passed away ten years ago on June 5, 2004. These images of the 40th President all have a Carolina connection.
Ronald Reagan visits Charlotte. Senator Jesse Helms and Charlotte Mayor Eddie Knox with him. 1984.
President Ronald Reagan walks with former Mayor Eddie Knox (left of Reagan), a Democrat, and Sen. Jesse Helms (right of Reagan) during a campaign visit in October 1984. Knox was National Co-Chairman of the Democrats for Reagan-Bush Committee.
President Ronald Reagan gives the Medal of Freedom to Billy Graham at the White House. 1983.
'Presidential Greeting: Dexter Yager (of Amway) meets former President Ronald Reagon on one weekend in 1991. Reagan appeared at Yager organization rallies in Charlotte, Rock Hill and Winston-Salem. His fee wasn't disclosed.'
'Jim Broyhill candidate for US senate, President Ronald Reagan, and Senator Jesse Helms at a fund raiser luncheon for Broyhill, held in Greensboro at the Coliseum Exhibition Hall.' 1999
Jesse Helms and Ronald Reagan. 1981
'William F. Buckley Jr. talks with former California Governor Ronald Reagan at the South Carolina Governor's Mansion in Columbia.' 1978. - AP photo
'John W. Hinckley, Jr. is shown arriving in chains at the Quantico Marine Base, Tuesday, August 18, 1981, after arriving by helicopter from the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, NC. Hinckley, accused of shooting President Reagan on March 30, has been undergoing psychiatric tests at the institution in North Carolina since his arrest. The label on Hinckley's chest identifies a bulletproof vest he is wearing.' 1981. - AP photo