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Journey To Washington

Reagan's body starts journey to nation's capital

A simple but solemn ceremony at a naval air station in California. The flag-draped coffin carrying the body of former President Reagan was carried from a hearse to a presidential plane for a flight to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington.

A Marine Corps band played "Hail to the Chief," "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace." A battery from a Marine artillery regiment fired a salute.

At the top of the aircraft stairs, Nancy Reagan waved goodbye to a large crowd of onlookers before entering the plane. She was followed by the Reagan children.

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