Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death
June 5th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death

(CNN) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan marked the 8th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's death on Tuesday by laying a bouquet of flowers at her husband's California grave, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said.

Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, served from 1981 to 1989 and died in 2004 at the age of 93.

Filed under: California • Nancy Reagan • Ronald Reagan
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    Don't worry Nancy. Even though your poor excuse of a husband is gone his BAD policies will live on forever as the US we once knew will never belong to US the American citizens again.


    June 5, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Reagan did nothing to Amerind. Iran contra idiot!

    June 5, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  3. Former Republican for President Obama

    Bless her heart she looks so lonely.

    June 5, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Well, lets just say your credibility is shot. You are sounding like the proverbial "racist angry black man."

    White, irish, male, straight, christian and you can kick my shiny, high-beam-white a$$ for trying to play the "reverse racism" card. All it does is prove that I've struck a nerve when I point out that all the facts add up to a very obvious conclusion that the GOP/Teatrolls' 4 year hissy fit over the election of a black man as POTUS stems in part from a very real and pervasive fear of the massive tectonic shifts in the country's demography that are rapidbly impending and most assuredly inevitable. Cry more.

    June 5, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Thanks for the trickle-down lie that killed the middle-class, jackhole. Commemorating Saint Ronny's presidency should indeed be a national day of mourning.

    June 5, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. California

    God bless Ronald Reagan.

    You poor pathetic liberals say your hateful things since it comes to natually for you.

    June 5, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. Silence DoGood

    @ Woman in California

    Thanks for posting such a compassionate and sensitive commentary. It is a beautiful photo.

    June 5, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. California

    God bless Nancy Reagan also.

    June 5, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  9. Tom

    wow – can't believe you all would say such terrible things to a lady who lost her husband 8 years ago. you all should move to Syria.

    June 5, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. kimberly

    Not a fan of her husband, but she was always a gracious woman, and has always been a woman that I admire. Never admired the bush wives, but really admire this woman. God speed FLOTUS Reagan

    June 5, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    Silence DoGood
    @ Woman in California

    Thanks for posting such a compassionate and sensitive commentary. It is a beautiful photo.

    It is a photo of deception and lies meant to uplift the republican party and energize it.

    While I realize Reagan was a (g)od of division in the republican party, I happened to have lived through his presidency and will NOT give honor where honor is NOT due.
    Have a nice day and enjoy the photo.

    June 5, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. RS, CA

    True and loving spirit Nancy is. Her husband was a gem. President Reagan was the best president we've had in a long time. He truly loved this country, and we love him back. RIP Ron, and blessings on Nancy.

    By the way, here's the hateful individuals on this blog: Nancy does this every year to commemorate her husband's passing. It's NOT a photo op, as is every single appearance by the empty suit currently in the White House.

    June 5, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. Jersey Girl

    I remember that weekend while hubby & myself were driving to Washington, DC for a rare 4-day weekend, and on the radio it was announced that Pres. Reagan had just died. So hubby and myself left our doggies in the VA motel and headed over to the Rotunda when it was announced that the public can walk past the coffin. Well, I told hubby that I would do it if we waited no longer than 2 hours on the line. Well it was dark as we approached the Rotunda and we waited 8 hours!. It was daylight when we came out. To see the sun go down, the moon come up and then the sun come up right around those historic buildings was a sight one never forgets. We also received 2 memorial postcards for having visited, which we still have. RIP President Reagan.

    June 5, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. California

    @ Woman in California

    You're truly just a typical hateful liberal. Nothing new for liberals.

    June 5, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. Big Daddy

    Show some compassion folks. Whether u be Dem or Rep losing your spouse is sad. That could be anyone's grandma sitting there. Put politics aside for a minute n hve a littlr respect. Yes I'm a Democrat n Young Black Man raised with Morals n Respect.

    June 5, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  16. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    It's always nice to see the TRUE nature and character of the far left revealed by these articles. Thank you CNN for your public service.

    June 5, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  17. Gurgyl

    People are saying about Reagan and trickle down idiocy, not Nancy....she stayed in kitchen, so blame not!!!

    June 5, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. MrHighMighty

    "Man is good"??? There you have it, Republicans think "man is good" and so the rich ones will create jobs for everybody else, the essence of their trickle-down philosophy that has been dragging down America for the last 30 years. Go read your Bible, Republicans, and learn that man is definitely not good, especially not the rich ones.

    June 5, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. scott

    @Woman in Californa
    I lived thru Regan's years, and enjoyed everyone of them. Sorry you are such a hateful spiteful person. I hope someone shows compassion when you die, thou i doubt it from your comments.

    June 5, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Mississippi

    Most of the posts regarding this small article are truly a sad commentary on the state of the American people on the whole.

    June 5, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Reagan was one of our great Presidents and brought the American people together again. Unlike the Obama legacy which will be "who can we divide today"!!! Obama can't hold a candle to Reagan nor any other President who loved his country. Obama is only interested in his own legacy "divide and conquer"

    June 5, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. Bill form GA

    "And for $100 donation to the National Republican Party, you can own an 8X10 copy of this remarkable keepsake photo!!!"

    June 5, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  23. g

    the end of the middle class–trickle down

    June 5, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  24. Donkey Party

    Which president wanted to see the rich pay their fair share? Which president understood raising taxes was necessary to help balance a budget? Which president was against the nuclear arms race? Which president was concerned about the environment? Did you guess President Obama? That would be one correct answer. President Reagan would also be a correct answer. What a liberal Socialist Reagan was...

    June 5, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  25. American in Valparaiso Indiana

    We never knew at the time the destruction he was setting the US up for. But, Ford did the same thing, he brought in Cheney and Rumsfeld into the Executive Branch our seed of destruction were sown there. Reagan helped destroy the unions and if you look at the middle class, its death started under Reagan. The GOP did what the KGB could never do.

    June 5, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |