President Obama orders flags at half staff in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan
Special to the Oitlook from Trice Edney News Wire
Flags flew at half staff this week in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan who died of heart failure March 6. She was 94. Mrs. Reagan, known for her stalwart service alongside and loving relationship with her husband, President Ronald Reagan, who served in the White House from 1981-1989. President Obama and First Lady Michelle issued the following statement in her memory:
Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice.
Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here. 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. And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan’s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.