Friday at 2p ET: Shep Hosts Special Coverage of Nancy Reagan's Funeral
Join Shepard Smith Friday at 2:00pm ET for Fox News' special coverage of the funeral of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Thousands have been to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, in the past few days to pay their respects as Reagan's casket lay in repose.
Mrs. Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, will be buried next to her husband, President Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004.
The Reverend Stuart A. Kenworthy, Vicar, Washington National Cathedral, will preside over the funeral.
Among those expected to attend are former President George W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush; former first lady Rosalynn Carter; first lady Michelle Obama; and former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Here is the program for Friday's ceremony, as released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
The program includes:
• Battle Hymn of the Republic, sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
• Reading of Proverbs 31:10-31 by Ms. Anne Peterson
• Letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan, read by the Right
• Honourable Brian Mulroney
• Ave Maria, sung by Opera singer Ms. Ana Marie Martinez
• Reading of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, read by Mr. Barton Hegeler
• Gospel Reading of John 14:1-6 by Ms. Diane Sawyer
• Pie Jesu-Requiem, sung by Opera singer Ms. Ana Marie Martinez
• Reflections by the Honorable James A. Baker
• Reflections by Mr. Tom Brokaw
• Reflections by Ms. Patti Davis
• Reflections by Ronald Prescott Reagan
• Amazing Grace, sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
• Recessional with bagpipe played by Piper Major Bill Boetticher
• God Bless America
The program's honorary pallbearers include:
• Dr. Richard Davis
• Mr. Robert Higdon
• Mr. Jerrold Perenchio
• The Honorable Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.
• The Honorable Robert H. Tuttle
• Mr. Douglas Wick
• Mr. George Will
• Ms. Anne Peterson is the niece of Mrs. Reagan
• Mr. Barton Hegeler is the nephew of Mrs. Reagan
• Dr. Richard Davis is the brother of Mrs. Reagan