Officials and Common Citizens Join To Say Farewell - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Officials and Common Citizens Join To Say Farewell

Ronald Reagan Officials, common citizens join capital farewell to Reagan

It's warm and muggy in the nation's capital, but thousands of people are standing in long lines to pay their farewell respects to Ronald Reagan. The flag-draped casket bearing the body of the 40th president lies in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol building. Leaders, including Vice President Cheney, held a solemn ceremony as the casket arrived last night.

Now it's the turn of ordinary Americans. Two Virginia high school students say the event is historic, and they just wanted to be there. A mother bringing her child says she wanted to instill patriotism and respect for human dignity. A man who drove up from South Carolina to pay his respects says he was sick in the hospital as a child when he got a letter from the president.

He says Reagan wrote, "Always have faith in God and be strong -- and everything will work out."

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

    Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-24 01:05:10 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:06 PM EST2018-02-24 03:06:17 GMT
    Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press)Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press)

    Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.

    Full Story >

    Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.

    Full Story >
  • Ohio River to rise to highest level since '97: What that means

    Ohio River to rise to highest level since '97: What that means

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:07 PM EST2018-02-24 04:07:27 GMT
    An aerial view of flooded Coney Island and Belterra Park (FOX19 NOW)An aerial view of flooded Coney Island and Belterra Park (FOX19 NOW)

    Heavy rain returns through early Sunday, setting the Ohio River up for its highest level since 1997.

    Full Story >

    Heavy rain returns through early Sunday, setting the Ohio River up for its highest level since 1997.

    Full Story >
  • Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

    Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:24 AM EST2018-02-23 11:24:37 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-24 04:06:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Full Story >
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly