Fare Thee Well, Nancy Reagan

March 6, 2016

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

The wife of President Ronald Reagan, she's probably best remembered for her anti-drug crusade during her husband's time in office.

"Just Say No" was pretty simplistic, but it had a remarkable effect.

Everyone knew about it, and it became a pop sensation while social media was still a gleam in its father's eyes.

This is not about politics. This is about her personal voyage.

She served her country well. She served her husband well. She served her family well.

What better way to be remembered...


"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. 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. We offer our sincere condolences to their children, Patti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren. And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan's life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again." —President Obama and First Lady @MichelleObama

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