3 days of mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan begin

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan are set to begin.

A small ceremony Wednesday morning for family and friends in Santa Monica, California will be followed by a motorcade leading to a public viewing in the afternoon at Simi Valley’s Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that will continue on Thursday.

On Friday comes the funeral itself. Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest by President Ronald Reagan on a hillside tomb facing west toward the Pacific Ocean.

Reagan herself planned the flower arrangements, the music to be played by a U.S. Marine Corps band and the people who received invitations to the private memorial.

Those who plan to attend include former President George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Hillary Clinton.

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