Thanks of a grateful nation…and beyond

Yesterday’s photos of President Reagan’s casket lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda document the thanks of a grateful nation and the worldwide impact of his service in the cause of freedom. We take the liberty of posting a few more photos as the funeral ceremony commences at the National Cathedral today.
Below Glynn Crooks, a Native American from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux tribe in Prior Lake, Minnesota, salutes the president’s casket.
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Below former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, elected president of post-Communist Poland in 1990, kneels and touches the flag draped over the president’s casket.
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Below President and Mrs. Bush step inside the honor guard surrounding the president’s casket, with former Secretary of State James Baker behind them.
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This morning Navy personnel serving on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, at anchor offshore Rio de Janeiro, held a ceremony in honor of the president. Below a Navy cadet salutes the flag waving behind the wreath placed on the carrier as part of the ceremony.
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