Skip to comments.Reagan-Funeral Timeline
Posted on 06/09/2004 1:10:50 AM PDT by kattracks
Details about the funeral of Ronald Reagan. All times are EDT:
--11 a.m.: Nancy Reagan and family arrive at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
--11:15 a.m.: Departure ceremony at the library.
--11:30 a.m.: Reagan family motorcade departs library for Point Mugu Naval Air Station.
--Noon: Departure ceremony at air station.
--12:30 p.m.: Aircraft departs Point Mugu for Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington.
--5 p.m.: Aircraft arrives at Andrews.
--6 p.m.: Formal funeral procession to Capitol, with casket transfer from hearse onto horse-drawn caisson at 1600 Constitution Avenue. The caisson will continue east on Constitution toward the west side of the Capitol, and a 21-aircraft flyover will occur when the cortege crosses 4th Street. Eight-member casket-bearing teams with representatives from each branch of the military will carry the casket toward a first-floor entrance. Mrs. Reagan will await the casket inside the Capitol.
--7 p.m.: Ceremony in Capitol Rotunda for Reagan family and dignitaries. No one but Mrs. Reagan and the immediate family will be seated. The casket will be arranged with the head to the east and the feet to the west.
--8:30 p.m.: Lying in state begins in rotunda and continues through the night. The public will file around the casket and then exit the building through the same door used to enter.
--All day: Public viewing of casket continues in rotunda.
--7 a.m.: Public viewing ends.
--10:30 a.m.: Departure ceremony at the Capitol.
--10:45 a.m.: Motorcade departs Capitol for Washington National Cathedral.
--11:15 a.m.: Motorcade arrives at cathedral.
--11:30 a.m. National funeral service at cathedral. Eulogies planned by President Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
--1:15 p.m.: Departure ceremony from cathedral.
--1:45 p.m.: Motorcade departs cathedral for Andrews Air Force Base.
--2:45 p.m.: Aircraft departs Andrews.
--7:45 p.m.: Aircraft arrives at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in California.
--9 p.m.: Motorcade arrives at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
--9:15 p.m.: Private interment service at library.
--10:30 p.m.: Interment ceremony concludes.
Thanks for this.
better get some sleep.
Considering the size of the California viewing crowd, I think they might want to add another day or so in Washington...
They could... but the dead should be laid to rest as soon as possible. In my faith, someone who dies has to be buried within a day of their death so they can go onto their eternal rest. I'm sure as many people as possible will be allowed to see him in the time remaining. We will all miss President Reagan but he will always be remembered. Of that y'all can be sure.
The last report I saw, last nite, said 79,000 had viewed. That was around 7:00 p.m. CDT.
In Washington, the official expectation was 'near 100,000'. Others speculate between 400,000 and 1,000,000.
Just in case anyone didn't have the schedule down, here we are.
CBSnews webcam is showing the walkthrough for today's events at the Reagan Library.
Anyone know who will be speaking at the Capitol tonight? I assume Denny Hastert will speak, since the Speaker "owns" the Rotunda....
Bump for later. Thank you.
Thank you Sarge -- just what I needed!!