Nearly 1,000 people, including a veritable who’s-who of American political life, journalism and Hollywood gathered on Friday in Simi Valley, California, for the funeral of Nancy Reagan.
The dignified and powerful service saw readings and remembrances by Reagan’s niece and nephew, as well as former Former White House Chief of Staff James A Baker and journalists Diane Sawyer and Tom Brokaw.
The guests also witnessed Patti Davis describe her turbulent relationship with her mother and their undying love in devastating fashion.
In Daily Mail:
Davis described her parents as ‘two halves of a circle’, recalling a long-ago memory of seeing the two of them sitting on a Southern California beach at sunset in what she called an impenetrable ‘island for two’.
Reagan’s son, Ronald Prescott Reagan, also spoke at the funeral, telling guests there likely would not have been a President Ronald Reagan without Nancy Reagan, saying she had an absolute belief in him, as well as provided guidance and a refuge.
Friday’s service brought together Democrat and Republican, an unusual tableau at a time of deep division in Washington and the 2016 campaign trail. The biggest stars in entertainment – not only of today, but those of Reagan’s time in the White House – are also in attendance.
She actually lived in Chicago for a short spell and took her last name (Davis) from her stepfather. She was a Hollywood actress and married Ronald Reagan in 1952; he was actually president of the Screen Actors’ Guild at the time.
Nancy Reagan was the First Lady of California from 1967 to 1975 when Ronald Reagan was governor.
Nancy certainly restored the grace and elegance to the White House. She championed the “Just Say No” drug awareness program/campaign.
Nancy was a strong influence on her husband as well. We loved them both very much.
Our prayers are with the Reagan family. God Bless them through these difficult times and God Bless America.
Let’s hope America can wake up and we can return this great nation to that shining city on the hill once again.
By the way did you know that BOTH Former First Lady and Former President Reagan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom? They were also jointly awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The Reagans were only the third President and First Lady to receive it.
One thing about Former First Lady Nancy Reagan…she was “classy”.
Isn’t it time we return our nation to a Godly nation? Isn’t it time we return our nation to the Constitution? And isn’t it time to return our great nation to the “classy” nation we once had when the Reagans were in office?