June 2nd, 2009
12:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Nancy Reagan to appear at WH, lunch with Michelle Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former first lady Nancy Reagan will personally attend a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon when President Obama signs legislation authorizing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, CNN has learned.

Mrs. Reagan will also attend the unveiling of a new statute of President Reagan Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. After the unveiling, the former first lady will share a private White House lunch with Michelle Obama.

Filed under: Michelle Obama • Nancy Reagan • President Obama
soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. Monrob

    Statue of Reagan?

    Why don't they let that old gizzard rest?

    June 2, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Julia from Fayetteville, NC

    How nice. Those new folks know how to do things right. So very neat and classy for Nancy Reagan who is a very gracious woman and she will appreciate these nice things happening to her husband.

    June 2, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. Mark

    God Bless Mrs. Reagan. She's such an inspiration to all of us.

    June 2, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. EL

    big deal!!!

    June 2, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Marie

    She shouldn't be allowed in the WH.

    June 2, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. No Mo Bush

    I see dead people. CRRRREEEEPY. I talk to Ron and he talks back to me. CRRRRRRRRREEEEEPY.

    June 2, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. Charlie in Maine

    A great champion of stem-cell research paying her respects to a man who would listen. To be fair, McCain felt the same way about stem-cells. The realenemy here is the anti-science right wing of the GOP.

    June 2, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. Eric Shaw

    Watch it Nancy, Dick will think you're not a Republican any more.

    June 2, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Troy

    Both first ladies are a class act. Their husbands too. I only wish the current crop of republican politicos would learn a lesson in how to act or behave in public life.

    June 2, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  10. strong

    Nancy is a feisty, old lady. Hope she is keeping well.

    June 2, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Gus The Willie

    Nancy Reagan, the only Republican still standing on the prinicpals of the late President Reagan.

    June 2, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. MaryJo Bruce Surprise, Ariz

    WOW! a conservative having lunch with a socialist. Great!

    June 2, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. Courtney

    Two very classy ladies

    June 2, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. IMissReagan

    Finally, some class and elegance back in the White House, if only for a little bit.

    June 2, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. Ryan Wing

    Mrs. Reagan is a big supporter of Stem Cell research, maybe she can suggest a stronger forward thinking policy in that area?

    I'm glad she and Mrs. Obama are meeting.

    June 2, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  16. frank

    Reagan was a REAL president...not what we have now!
    a teleprompter farse

    June 2, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  17. Fenarkleman

    I hope that she has a nice time.

    June 2, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  18. Dan in NY

    Not really major news, but it is nice that Nancy Reagan, a national treasure, will share a meal with Michelle Obama, who I believe will be historically viewed with the same admiration.

    June 2, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  19. EO

    How much will this statute cost me,?? i remembered very well what happened to us in the 80s when Reagan was President.

    We did not have jobs and was unemployed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice to see that my tax is been used for a cause, while children are homeless and hungry.

    What happened to our priority???

    June 2, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  20. Mark

    Neat, she will enjoy meeting the Obamas, they are so down to earth. Much different than other Presidents.

    June 2, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  21. Joe

    And why are we shown her with anderson cooper. You mean CNN could not get another photo?

    June 2, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. bill b. from Stratford,Ct

    Who cares, her husband is the reason why this country is going thru the crap that it is, REAGANOMICS, started all these deregulation crap. Companies sailing out the working people by shipping the jobs over seas, allowing banks to rob the customer, big tax cuts for the rich and so on and so on. Clinton came in and had things heading back in the right direction but we all know what happen when that criminal Bush and his thugs stole the White House in 2000. Two wars, collapse of the banking ind., mortgage melt down, 14 trillions dollar debt, hated all over the world. The GOP is nothing but a bunch of CROOKS

    June 2, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  23. S Callahan

    Good for Nancy to be out and about....she can give some wise advice to First Lady Obama....
    She is a persistent bugger...guess she has forgiven the Obama family for not inviting her to the stem cell announcement.

    June 2, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  24. daniel arnaut

    Gottta marvel at the capacity of the haters to conjure up ugly, despicable, loathsome thoughts even about a meeting between two First Ladies.

    June 2, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  25. Ronald Reagan Law

    There will be an unveiling of a Ronald Reagan law (statute)?

    June 2, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
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