I Was There Exactly 34 Years Ago When Ronald Reagan Rallied In Waterbury
I was looking through some of my old photo albums last night, and I found some great pictures that I took 36 years ago, on September 19th, 1984. I was a member of the Holy Cross High School of Waterbury band, and we got to play "Hail to the Chief" for President Ronald Reagan in front of a huge crowd, estimated to be 30,000, on the Waterbury Green. The band was set up to perform right next to the stage. I had a great vantage point and captured a few photos of the President as he spoke, a few crowd shots, pics of him flying in by helicopter, and a great photo of a couple of Secret Service Agents peering into my camera. While I was doing the research for this gallery, I came across a video of the event that was posted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I'll also share that in here for you. Enjoy.
President Ronald Reagan in Waterbury, CT on September 19, 1984
Here's a video of the rally that day in Waterbury, courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It's a different perspective from my photos.