Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, has been laid to rest. Family and friends paid their final respects at his gravesite, on a hilltop in southern California, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
The sunset service (Friday) capped a day-long commemoration that began in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol (building) in Washington, where Mr. Reagan had lain in state for two days.
During a solemn memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral, President Reagan was remembered as a compassionate leader who championed democracy and helped end the Cold War.
President Bush and all four of America's living former presidents (Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush) were present, as were former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mr. Reagan died last Saturday (June 5th) in California at age 93.