WASHINGTON – The body of former President Ronald Reagan (search) will be flown to Washington on Monday or Tuesday, and will lie in state for two days in the Capitol Building (search) before a state funeral is held at the National Cathedral (search).
Reagan, the nation's 40th president, died at his home in California on Saturday following a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.
Reagan's body was taken from his home to a funeral home in Santa Monica.
A crowd of about 200 quickly gathered at the intersection outside the funeral home where an American flag was fluttering at half-staff.
Many in the crowd were carrying their own American flags.
The hearse bearing Reagan's body came down a back alley and instantly went into the funeral home's garage, so few of the spectators actually saw it arrive.
On Sunday or Monday morning, the body will will be taken to the Reagan Library (search) in Simi Valley, where it will lie in repose for 24 hours.
Public viewing will begin at the library following a short ceremony for the family.
On Monday or Tuesday morning, the body will be flown to Washington to lie in state at the Capitol. Following the state funeral, the body will return to Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station in California.
It will be escorted back to the Library for a final ceremony on Thursday or Friday, and then there will be a sunset burial.