Obama orders flags at half-staff for Nancy Reagan

Dec 2006
In the Witness Protection Program
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama ordered flags lowered to half-staff Monday at the White House and all federal buildings in honor of late former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, will be buried alongside her husband former president Ronald Reagan Tuesday at his presidential library overlooking Simi Valley, California.

A fierce protector of her husband and his political legacy, Reagan had outsized influence during her White House years from 1981 to 1989.

Obama and his wife Michelle praised her "proud example" in a statement Sunday, saying she redefined the role of first lady.

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“Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here,” the statement continued. “Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.”
We offer our sincere condolences to their children, Patti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren,” the statement added. “And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan’s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.”


Aw, what a nice thing to say and what a lovely gesture regarding the lowering of the flag :)

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