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This ad opens to Reagan at the podium of an event at the Wilmington Hilton. He declares that the Canal Zone is US territory, asserting that it is essential to Western Hemisphere defense and that the world is safer with the US operating the canal. This television commercial for the 1976 Ronald Reagan presidential campaign aired around March 2, 1976. It was created by the Citizens for Reagan campaign committee for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1976.
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