The Latest: Thousands more people view Nancy Reagan’s casket
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Nancy Reagan (all times local):
The second and final day of public viewings of the late first lady Nancy Reagan lasted about 45 minutes longer than expected.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library says 2,401 people waited in long lines and rode shuttle buses on Thursday to visit the hilltop where Nancy Reagan lay in repose.
Over two days, more than 5,000 members of the public paid their respects at her casket.
Several families brought multiple generations, including John Sandoval of Carson, California, who arrived with his mother, wife and their 4-week-old daughter
He said he wanted them all to share in a historic moment and pay respects to a woman they admired.
The late afternoon was reserved for private viewings at the casket before the funeral on Friday.
Relatives of every president dating back to John F. Kennedy will attend the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Attendees of Friday’s memorial will include first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as former first ladies Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton.
Children of past presidents who will attend include Caroline Kennedy, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Luci Baines Johnson, Tricia Nixon Cox and Steven Ford.
Nancy Reagan’s two children, Patti Davis and Ron Prescott Reagan, will speak at their mother’s funeral.
Members of the public are once again coming to pay their respects to the late Nancy Reagan in Southern California.
Thursday is the second and final day of public visitation at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The former first lady’s private funeral is set for Friday.
More than 3,000 people filed past Reagan’s casket Wednesday. She died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 94.
Nancy Reagan’s two children, Patti Davis and Ronald Prescott Reagan, will speak at their mother’s funeral in Southern California.
The Ronald Reagan Foundation released details of the service set for 11 a.m. Friday at the 40th president’s library in Simi Valley.
James A. Baker, who served in President Reagan’s administration, and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will also give remarks. The ceremony will be officiated by the Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, vicar of Washington National Cathedral.
A choir from Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley will sing “Amazing Grace.”
Friday’s funeral will be private but members of the public are welcome to pay their respects again Thursday as Nancy Reagan lies in repose at the library.
More than 3,000 people passed the casket Wednesday, the first day of the public viewing.