Nancy Reagan, remembered

The political spectrum far-and-wide over the weekend suffered a big loss. the untimely, and unfortunate death of former U.S First Lady  Nancy Reagan.   At the age of 94, Reagan, who held a long lasting political  legacy with former husband Ronald Reagan passed away  in California.

Some note worthy remembrances –

Former president George W. Bush:

“Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husband, and that devotion was matched only by her devotion to our country. Her influence on the White House was complete and lasting.”

Former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton:

“Nancy was an extraordinary woman: a gracious First Lady, proud mother, and devoted wife to President Reagan—her Ronnie. Her strength of character was legendary, particularly when tested by the attempted assassination of the President, and throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s. She leaves a remarkable legacy of good that includes her tireless advocacy for Alzheimer’s research and the Foster Grandparent Program.”

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama:

“Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice.

“Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here,”  The Obama ‘s wrote in remembering Reagan. . ” Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.”

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