Final Respects: Tremendous Turnout for Nancy Reagan

by Adelle Nazarian  |  published on March 11, 2016

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.

  • Jeanette Eaton

    I think that it was an insult for him not to be there, but I also think it would have been an insult if he were there. The reason I think that, is because his being there would not have been an indication that he was truly remorseful about her passing. He SHOULD have been there because of the fact that he is the sitting president, out of respect for a former president’s wife….but , having said that, his appearance would not have been out of the respect for President and Mrs. Reagan, but simply to “appear Presidential. Either way one looks at it, he gets a “thumbs down”.

  • journalist1510

    Our BLACK president was conspicuously absent. What an INSULT! Nancy Reagan will be long remembered for her loving dedication and support of president Ronald Reagan. She was in a class all by herself. Rest In Peace..

  • Climax

    Both Reagans were class acts. Perhaps American has not seen such a gracious First Lady since Jacky Kennedy was in the White House and it is about time to have another one grace the halls of our Nations House. None of the First Ladies that have followed Nancy have even approached grace or dignity that is for sure.

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