Tens of thousands of people are traveled from near and far to pay their finals respects to former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who will be laid to rest next to her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on Friday.
Reagan passed away on Sunday. She was 94.
Her body arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, where it has lain in repose until Friday’s burial. According to the local CBS News affiliate in Los Angeles, thousands turned out for Wednesday’s viewing. The mood of those in attendance was reportedly somber, and there was no shortage of tears of those mourning her loss. Many recalled fond memories of the First Lady’s spirited yet ladylike personality and how she opened her heart to so many people.
Reagan’s kindness and compassion was felt by many. She devoted much of her time to her “Just say no” campaign, discouraging drug abuse by youth.