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America Pays Final Respects to Nancy Reagan

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America is saying its final goodbye Friday to former first lady Nancy Reagan.

For two days the public has lined up to pay their last respects to the wife of President Ronald Reagan at his library in Simi, California.

“A lot of respect for the Reagans and for Nancy…” said Linda Latouche of Orange, California.

“This lady meant a lot… and I’ve seen her do wonderful things for the community,” remarked Tracy Reyes of Los Angeles.

CBS LA reports both Nancy and her husband were involved in the Bel-Air Presbyterian Church in California and often gave time, money and clothing to help poor.

“I have smiled thinking about the here may be a homeless man or woman downtown wearing Ronald Reagan’s boots or Mrs. Reagan’s jacket or shirt because they generously gave from what they had,” Pastor Care Crawford recalled. Read more here.

Friday’s funeral will be private, but the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has released a number of details about the final services for the former first lady.

Nancy Reagan’s children Patti Davis and Ronald Prescott Reagan are scheduled to speak at her funeral. They will be joined by a number of familiar names.

NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will give remarks. ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer will perform a reading from the Gospel of John.

James A. Baker, who served in President Reagan’s administration, will offer reflections. The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, vicar of Washington National Cathedral, will officiate the service.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. PST on Friday, with a musical prelude to begin at 10:15 a.m. PST.

A choir from Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley will sing “Amazing Grace.”

Report via CBN News



 

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