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Photos: A week of remembrance, June 2004

Funeral Home
An aerial view of the Kingsley & Gates, Moller & Murphy Funeral Home in Santa Monica as the body of former President Ronald Reagan is loaded into a hearse. The hearse then traveled in a motorcade to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Los Angeles Times)
Paying respects
Cindi Dalton kneels by the impromptu memorial to the former president at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Comforted
Nancy Reagan is comforted by daughter Patti Davis as the Rev. Michael Wenning reads a eulogy during a private service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley this morning. Mrs. Reagan, 82, wore a black suit, touched the flag-draped coffin of her husband of 52 years and briefly laid her head on it at a short service. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Mother, Daughter, Son
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is comforted by her daughter Patti Davis, as her son Ron Reagan stands at the head of former President Ronald Reagan ‘s casket. The Rev. Michael Wenning today presided at the private service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
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Nancy Reagan touches the casket of former President Ronald Reagan as she is comforted by the Rev. Michael Wenning at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library earlier today. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Escort
Nancy Reagan is escorted by Gen. Galen B. Jackman as she arrives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library this morning to accompany former President Ronald Reagan’s casket to a presidential jet and then to Washington, D.C. (Los Angeles Times)
Transfer
Former President Ronald Reagan’s casket is carried from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley in a procession to a military airfield in Point Mugu, where it will be loaded into a presidential jet and flown to Washington, D.C., to lie in state. (Los Angeles Times)
Celebrities On Hand
Merv Griffin, left, and Charles Wick watch as former President Ronald Reagan ‘s casket is loaded onto an airplane by an honor guard at the Point Mugu Naval Air Station. (Los Angeles Times)
A Long Goodbye
A horse-drawn caisson carries the flag-draped casket of former President Ronald Reagan along Constitution Avenue en route to the Capitol building. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Solemn Tribute
A horse named Sargeant. York is led behind the caisson during Wednesday’s procession in Washngton, D.C. The horse bore an empty saddle and former President Ronald Reagan’s riding boots reversed in the stirrups to symbolize a warrior who will no longer ride. (Los Angeles Times)
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., march along Constitution Avenue during the funeral procession to the Capitol. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Former President Ronald Reagan’s casket is carried into the Capitol Rotunda
Former President Ronald Reagan’s casket is carried into the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Quiet Moment
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan pauses to touch her husband’s flag-draped casket before leaving the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Former president Ronald Reagan’s body lies in state
Former president Ronald Reagan’s body lies in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol. The casket rests on a catafalque originally designed for Abraham Lincoln’s funeral in 1865. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Paying respects
Visitors paying respects to former President Ronald Reagan make their way through the Rotunda of the Capitol before his body is returned to California for burial. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Paying respects
President Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, visit the Rotunda of the Capitol where the former President Ronald Reagan lies in state. (Los Angeles Times)
Coffin Removed
The coffin containing the remains of former President Ronald Reagan is removed from the rotunda of the Capitol and transported to the National Cathedral for a funeral service. (Los Angeles Times)
Private Moment
Nancy Reagan has a private moment with the remains of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The casket was transported to the National Cathedral for a funeral service, then flown back to California.  (Los Angeles Times)
Coffin leaving Capital Rotunda
The coffin containing the remains of former President Reagan is removed from the Capitol Rotunda and transported to the National Cathedral for a funeral service. (Los Angeles Times)
Honor Guard
An honor guard carries the casket of former President Reagan from the Capitol on its way to the National Cathedral. (Tyrone Turner / For The Times)
President Bush helps Nancy Reagan
President Bush helps former First Lady Nancy Reagan to her seat at the beginning of the funeral service for former President Reagan. The service was held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
National Cathedral
The casket carrying former President Reagan is brought into the Washington National Cathedral at the beginning of the funeral service. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Prepared for departure
The casket of former President Reagan is prepared for departure from the National Cathedral at the end of the funeral service. Hundreds of dignitaries attended the ceremony. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
President Bush and First Lady
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush sit among the former living Presidents and their wives, along with Vice President Dick Chaney, during the funeral service for former President Reagan held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Eulogy
Former President George Bush gives a eulogy during the funeral service for former President Reagan at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Funeral service ends
At the funeral service for former President Ronald Reagan comes to an end, members of the Armed Forces attend to the casket before the departure. The funeral was held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Remembering President Reagan
President George Bush speaks about former President Reagan during the service held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Honoring Reagan
President George Bush bows his head in honor of former President Reagan at the funeral service held at the Washington National Cathedral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Leaving National Cathedral
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan follows a military honor guard carrying her husband’s casket from a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral. The former president’s body was taken to Andrew’s Air Force Base for a flight and eventual burial in California. (Los Angeles Times)
Prince Charles
British Prince Charles and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher exit the cathedral following funeral services at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. (Los Angeles Times)
Motorcade
Thousands line the route of the 101 Freeway to watch the motorcade carrying the remains of former President Reagan from Point Mugu naval base to the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Goodbye
Kelsi McCarter, 11, and her step-brother, Andrew Lonie, 11, of Moorpark, wave to the hearse carrying the body of former President Reagan as it makes its way along Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks on the way to the Reagan Presidential Library for burial. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Honor Guard
An honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of former President Reagan during final services at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Los Angeles Times)
Invocation
The Rev. Michael H. Wenning delivers an invocation during services Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Los Angeles Times)
Salute
Marine Sgt. Ethan Rocke weeps as he salutes the Honor Guard carrying the flag-draped casket of former President Reagan, (Los Angeles Times)
Accepting the flag
Navy Capt. James Symonds presents the U.S. flag to former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The flag covered the casket of her husband, former President Reagan. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Final farewell
Nancy Reagan is comforted by son Ron Reagan, daughter Patti Davis and son Michael Reagan as they say their final farewell at the casket of former President Reagan. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Final farewell
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher bows before the casket of former President Reagan at his burial site at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
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