Skip to comments.Reagan scripted funeral to last detail
Posted on 06/09/2004 10:24:04 PM PDT by kattracksEdited on 07/12/2004 4:16:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Ronald Reagan's state funeral was planned more than 20 years ago, mostly by the 40th president himself when he first entered the White House.
Mr. Reagan began planning the ceremony shortly after taking office in 1981, a ritual which became customary after the assassination of President Kennedy, whose lack of funeral preparations left organizers unsure how to proceed.
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" ... but Bill Clinton does not."
He's probably fantasizing about it. Reality is not something high on his list of priorities. He probably thinks that he'll have a history making funeral with people crawling out of the woodwork, out of control over his passing away.
When that day does happen, I'll turn the TV off and not look at the news till it is over.
I guess his memorial sites will be covered in cigars.
Will Clinton's funeral have Flowers?
Expect the famous DeGaul aircraft launcher (too short for landings) to pop a prop.
He doesn't because HE DOESN'T EVER PLAN ON GOING AWAY. Sorry for the caps but I just felt like screaming this.
Nah, that would probably give him the Willeys
What kind of discussion is appropriate for this post?
If I were a president, I'd probably plan my funeral too. Just like any responsible person should. If I were a great president, I'd want a state funeral like Reagan's. Note that Nixon didn't have one, but Johnson did. What did Johnson do that was so worthy?
During Reagan's presidency, I questioned/disagreed with some of his policies (I was in high school and college at the time and more into my social life). However, when the Berlin Wall came down, the reality of Reagan's efforts came into sharp focus for me.
Now, more than anything, I appreciate Reagan's positive vision for our country and for every one on this planet. That is his legacy.
If he were not worthy of a state funeral, it wouldn't have happened. I don't believe it was a crass political move on anyone's part. It was simply a just end to his life and contribution to our country.
Will Clinton's life end with a state funeral? Don't think so. His legacy is questionable.
I can understand Nixon opting out (of laying in state at the capitol); I understand the family was concerned it might be too controversial. Why Truman and Roosevelt?
No. He is the "prophet of the beast" and won't die the way most people do.
Or something like that....
I've planned my funeral. I want to be cremated and have my ashes blown in the eys of my senator. As for BJ Clinton, if he could freeze himself in a cryonic chamber he would.
This may well come to pass, only not in the way clinton would like.
Let me guess, Clinton believes if he never makes plans~he'll never die.
That'll disappoint a few people for sure.
>>" ... but Bill Clinton does not."
Sure he does...a hole behind the doublewide right next to the septic tank.
Do you think they would use his full name? or just some sort of Moniker?
When Clinton dies, I will make it a point to attend, to see the coffin and, if possible, the funeral. Just to make sure!
Funny, too funny!
Not sure. Perhaps they'll just blow it off.
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