Reagan Flashback: Memorial Day 1984

May 24, 2018 | 12:42 PM EDT

"Memorial Day is a day of ceremonies and speeches. Throughout America today, we honor the dead of our wars. We recall their valor and their sacrifices. We remember they gave their lives so that others might live.

We're also gathered here for a special event -- the national funeral for an unknown soldier who will today join the heroes of three other wars.