Skip to comments.Bush calls national day of mourning: Services will take place on both coasts and span five days
Posted on 06/06/2004 10:28:32 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) -- The nation is preparing to honor former President Ronald Reagan with funeral arrangements being made on both the East and West coasts.
The 40th president of the United States died Saturday at 93 at his home in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
President Bush ordered flags lowered to half-staff for 30 days Sunday and called a national day of mourning for Friday, when a state funeral for Reagan is scheduled in Washington.
Federal departments and agencies will close for the day, except those dealing with national security or essential services, under Bush's executive order.
The state funeral will be preceded by five days of mourning beginning Monday with a private family service at the the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Full story)
Afterward, the body will lie in repose at the library for public visitation throughout the night and Tuesday until 6 p.m.
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CNN's morgue file is either sub-par or they just picked out one of the worst photos they could find. They embarass themselves further each day.
I say let 'em keep on showing their true colors to the American people. They're only digging themselves deeper.
Isn't it the truth. Thanks for the post John.
You're most welcome, my friend.
---President Bush ordered flags lowered to half-staff for 30 days Sunday and called a national day of mourning for Friday, when a state funeral for Reagan is scheduled in Washington.---
This is going to end before July 4th I hope.
Thanks for the information, Johnny.
You're welcome, bud -- GREAT PIC! :-)
It seems like only a few years since he was vital, vanquishing the left with ease. Even now he is alive inside of me. He is not gone, but only off camera for a few days. I don't know many other people who transend death in the manner Ronald Reagan will. Reaganomics will be with us. Peace through strength will remain. I could go on. There are a number of very important principles that Reagan imbeded in us. As I said, he has not left us. As long as his principles remain, Ronald Reagan lives on. It's up to us folks.
We are his spiritual children. Conservatism is ageless and transcends any particular individual. That is why I know our country will be secure long after we're gone from this Earth as well.
I am going to have to go through my old paper collection to find some more pictures.
Very nice Syncro. I liked that one.
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