01:28 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 06/14/2004 08:00AM
The 747 carrying Ronald Reagan's casket – along with his widow Nancy, members of his family and such dignitaries as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – did a quick flyover of the 40th President's childhood home of Tampico, Ill., Time magazine reports.
Originally posted 06/11/2004 03:25PM
Shortly before 3 p.m. ET, Ronald Reagan left Washington for the last time, as Air Force One carried his casket back to California for a sunset burial before 700 family members, close friends and associates.
Originally posted 06/11/2004 08:05AM
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush paid their respects to the late President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, visiting the 40th President's flag-draped coffin in the Capitol Rotunda.
Originally posted 06/10/2004 12:00PM
The end was near. After watching as the spark slowly faded from his eyes and listening as his voice finally fell silent, the family of Ronald Reagan gathered at his house in Bel Air in the last days of May. The former President, said his doctors, now had pneumonia in addition to his Alzheimer's. A matter of days, they said, maybe a week.
Originally posted 06/10/2004 08:00AM
Ronald Reagan returned to the nation's Capitol Wednesday for a solemn ceremony in which Congress and others bid their farewell to the Chief.
Originally posted 06/09/2004 08:00AM
Some 100,000 mourners – including current Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry – reverentially filed past the flag-draped casket of former President Ronald Reagan at his hilltop library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Tuesday.
Originally posted 06/08/2004 08:15AM
Accompanied by her once-estranged daughter Patti Davis, tearful former First Lady Nancy Reagan placed her hands and head to the flag-draped casket of her late husband Ronald Reagan at the presidential library in California's Simi Valley Monday.
Originally posted 06/07/2004 08:00AM
Friday has been declared a national day of mourning for President Ronald Reagan, as plans are being made for a state funeral that day. President George W. Bush is expected to speak at the ceremony, to be held at Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral.
Originally posted 06/05/2004 06:00PM
Ronald Reagan, the optimistic, avuncular 40th President of the United States, died at his California home following a long struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93.
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