Gov. Bryant orders flags lowered at half-staff in honor of Nancy Reagan

JACKSON, Miss. (WHLT) — Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered for flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Reagan died Sunday at the age of 94 from congestive heart failure at her Los Angeles home. Former President Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.

The executive order on the flags was issued Monday.

He said the First Lady was known for her elegance and her “Just Say No” to drugs campaign.

Bryant asked for all U.S. flags and state flags to be flown at half-staff on all buildings belonging to the State of Mississippi and other areas under its jurisdiction. The flags should be lowered immediately and will remain that way until Sunset on the day she is laid to rest.

Her funeral will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Reagan will lie in repose for public visitation on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday’s funeral starts at 11 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband at the library.

She died of congestive heart failure on Sunday at her Los Angeles home. She was 94. Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.

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