(Bebeto Matthews/ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo) ‘It is really hard for me to believe that Ronnie has been gone for 10 years,’ Nancy Reagan said of her late husband, pictured in 1991.
Nancy Reagan laid a wreath at her husband’s grave site, yesterday on Thursday 06.05.14, the 10th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s death. Nancy Reagan lays a wreath every year, but this year marks the first time she allowed media to attend since his funeral.
‘I still feel his presence and … find him in my dreams’ ‘It is really hard for me to believe that Ronnie has been gone for 10 years,’ the former First Lady said in a statement about her husband, the 40th U.S. President, who died June 5, 2004, at age 93.
The former First Lady admitted she “can’t argue” with those who want another Reagan in Washington.
“Many people have told me how much they wish we could have ‘another Ronald Reagan’ back in Washington, and I can’t argue their logic, but for me there will be only the one Ronald Reagan, a man that was both the love of my life and one of the greatest leaders this country has ever produced,” she added.
Stepson, Michael Reagan said that Nancy Reagan goes every year to her husband’s presidential library in Simi Valley, CA., to visit her husband’s grave.
(Photo) Former first lady of the Nancy Reagan, looking a bit frail, visiting the grave site of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on the 10th anniversary of his passing Thursday.
In addition to the anniversary of his death, 2014 also marks 25 years since Reagan left the White House in 1989.
Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, ex-Chief of Staff James Baker and other former Reagan administration officials gathered at the Reagan Library on Thursday to celebrate the occasion, praising the Republican actor-turned politician as a “statesman of the first rank,” a “happy warrior” and a master negotiator.
Nancy Reagan will turn 93 next month.