Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


            We, the comrades of Unit 1012, respect and honor the late President Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 to June 5, 2004) for his victims’ rights and Pro Death Penalty stance. Ten years ago on this date, June 11, 2004, he was buried and we will be thankful for a leader that cared for the victims and their families.

            Let us remember a quote Ronald Reagan delivered in 1991:

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”

1991 Quote from Ronald Reagan [PHOTO SOURCE: http://izquotes.com/quote/151747]

The casket bearing the body of former President Ronald Reagan lies in the United States Capitol Rotunda.
June 5–11, 2004

On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, died after having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for nearly a decade. His seven-day state funeral followed. After Reagan's death his body was taken from his Bel Air, Los Angeles, California home to the Gates, Kingsley and Gates Funeral Home in Santa Monica, California to prepare the body for burial. On June 7, Reagan's casket was transported by hearse and displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, then flown to Washington, D.C. on June 9 for a service, public viewing and tributes at the U.S. Capitol.

After lying in state for thirty-four hours in the Capitol Rotunda, a state funeral service was conducted at the Washington National Cathedral on June 11, the day when President George W. Bush declared a national day of mourning. Later that day, after the service, Reagan's casket was transported back to California for interment at the Reagan Presidential Library. The state funeral was executed by the Military District of Washington (MDW) and was the first since that of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1973. Richard Nixon, who presided over Johnson's funeral, declined to have a state funeral in 1994.

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