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Arizona and the nation take time to honor the legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Governor Doug Ducey Orders The Lowering Of State Flags In Honor Of Nancy Reagan

PHOENIX – In honor of the life and legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, Governor Doug Ducey has directed that flags at all state buildings be flown at half-staff beginning today, March 7, 2016 until the day of her interment, for which services are pending.

“Nancy Reagan was an icon of grace, poise, strength and service. As the 40th First Lady of the United States, she represented the office with integrity, loved and supported the President endlessly, and improved the lives of Americans infinitely,” said Governor Ducey.

“Nancy was a loyal adviser, a devoted wife and a courageous advocate for the people of this nation. And while we are saddened by her loss, we take solace in knowing that she left this world having made it a better place – and that she now rests for eternity with the love of her life, and one of the greatest presidents and public servants in history, Ronald Reagan. They and their family remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Today, at my request, flags above the Capitol fly at half-staff in honor of her memory. 

President Reagan could not have achieved all he did without Nancy. She brought a sense of grace and dignity to the White House, and the times. She showed us all the meaning of devotion throughout his presidency, and his long goodbye. 

This was her service. It was her way of giving back. 

The people’s House extends its condolences to the Reagan family and offers its prayers on the passing of a great American.

Senator John McCain on the passing of Nancy Reagan

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

“Although Cindy and I are terribly saddened by the news of former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s passing, we take comfort in the faith that she has been reunited at long last with her beloved “Ronnie,” the 40th President of the United States. Theirs was a genuine partnership of kindred spirits, who were deeply and unceasingly in love, a partnership that benefited a nation as well as a couple. 

“Nancy Reagan was an example to us all of graciousness, loyalty and dignity in good times and bad. She was an exemplary First Lady, and a generous friend. I will always be grateful for her and her husband’s many kindnesses to my family. And I will always remember her as a dear friend and patriot and as one-half of a love story that Hollywood couldn’t have written any better.”

 Representative Paul Gosar

 It is with a heavy heart that our nation mourns the death of Nancy Reagan. There is absolutely no question that Ronald Reagan would not have been the man he was without the eternal love and support from Nancy at his side every step of the way. Her leadership has positively impacted countless generations of Americans to come. As a father of two daughters, I can only hope that they grow up to be as strong and compassionate as Nancy Reagan. And despite this morning's sad news, I can't help but smile thinking of Nancy and President Reagan together once again in God's hands.


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