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.
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.
Below President and Mrs. Bush step inside the honor guard surrounding the president’s casket, with former Secretary of State James Baker behind them.
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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“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell