Few here will forget the summer that Ronald Reagan passed away, specifically---on this day of June 5th in 2004. The week of events that marked his passing ended with a magnificent funeral, followed by a cross-country flight that took his body from Washington DC to a burial service in California at sundown. A stunning day that has been firmly etched into the memory of many Americans.
Of particular significance to me was the postlude music from his state funeral in Washington DC, with some of the most hauntingly beautiful music I've ever heard. The cameras showed the Reagan family, and I still recall the tearful expression in particular of his son Michael as the body was ceremonially taken from the cathedral. The music starts at about :23 on this youtube link. Click, watch, listen---and remember.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4oTrQgFYFIPosted by 6p013487f37c00970c at June 05, 2011 01:53 PM | Email This