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President Reagan Speaks at Hostages’ Homecoming

January 27, 1981
Source: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

On January 27, 1981, President Ronald Reagan spoke at the homecoming ceremony for American hostages who were freed from Iran. They had been taken hostage during the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and held for more than a year. The hostages were released minutes after President Reagan was sworn into office.  Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library. 

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