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Astorino Orders Flags At County Buildings To Half-Staff For Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan Photo Credit: Firstladies.org

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has ordered flags at all county buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94.

The flags will remain at half-staff until Nancy Reagan’s funeral. Nancy Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan.

“We are saddened by the loss of our former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, but are warmed by the thought of her blessed reunion with the love of her life, President Reagan," Astorino said in a statement. "Mrs. Reagan served the nation with class, grace and dignity and contributed mightily to noble causes such as the fight against drugs and the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. She will be deeply missed.”

Ronald Reagan died in June, 2004 after battling Alzheimer's disease.

Nancy Reagan became first lady in January 1981 and served in that role for eight years, during which time she became known for the "Just say no" slogan in her anti-drug campaign.

The former Nancy Davis married fellow actor Ronald Reagan in 1952 and was regarded as his fiercely loyal anchor as he ascended to the governorship of California and presidency.

Nancy Reagan is survived by daughter Patti, son Ron and stepson Michael.

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