Reagan to Be Remembered

By: CNN & ABC News
By: CNN & ABC News

The nation is preparing to honor former President Ronald Reagan with funeral arrangements being made on both the East and West coasts.

The 40th president of the United States died Saturday at 93, surrounded by family members at his Los Angeles home.

Services honoring Reagan will take place in Washington, D.C. and California and span five days, according to a spokeswoman for the Reagan family.

On Monday morning, the family will gather for private services at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Afterward, the body will lie in repose at the library through Tuesday for public visitation.

The body will be flown to Washington on Wednesday, where it will lie in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol for public viewing through the night and all day Thursday.

On Friday morning, Reagan's body will be taken by motorcade through Washington to the National Cathedral for funeral services expected to be attended by numerous heads of state, some of whom will be in the country for the G-8 economic summit earlier in the week on Sea Island, Georgia.

President Bush will deliver the principal eulogy, but it is unclear who else will speak.

That afternoon the body will be returned to California for a private funeral and burial at the library planned for sunset.

Government officials say the Reagan state funeral in Washington will be designated a "national special security event," giving the Secret Service primary responsibility for security.


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