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Funeral will be pomp, circumstance -- and every detail counts.

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Following is an outline of funeral events in honor of Ronald Reagan.

Wednesday

7:15 a.m. PT (10: 15 a.m. ET) -- Mrs. Reagan's motorcade departs residence

8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET) -- Mrs. Reagan arrives at Reagan Library

8:30 a.m. PT (11: 30 a.m. ET) -- Mrs. Reagan, accompanying the body, departs library

9:05 a.m. PT (12: 05 p.m. ET) -- Departure ceremony at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu

9:30 a.m. PT (12: 30 p.m. ET) -- Plane leaves for Andrews Air Force Base

5 p.m. ET -- Plane arrives Andrews Air Force Base

5:17 p.m. -- Coffin loaded into hearse

6 p.m. -- Formal procession toward Capitol, with change from hearse to caisson at 16th and Constitution

6:25 p.m. -- Flyover

7 p.m. -- Capitol ceremony. Participants include Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate President Pro Tem Ted Stevens

8: 30 p.m. -- President Reagan lies in state

Thursday

The body lies in state at the Capitol for visitation all day.

Friday

10:30 a.m. ET -- Departure ceremony at U.S. Capitol

10:45 a.m. -- Motorcade departs Capitol

11:15 a.m. -- Motorcade arrives at Washington National Cathedral

11:30 a.m. -- National funeral service at Washington National Cathedral. Eulogists are President George W. Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Readers are Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Rabbi Harold Kushner

1:15 p.m. -- Departure ceremony at National Cathedral

1:45 p.m. -- Motorcade departs National Cathedral

2:15 p.m. -- Departure ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base

4:45 p.m. -- Aircraft arrives at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu

5:15 p.m. -- Motorcade departs air station

6 p.m. -- Motorcade arrives at Reagan Library

6:15 p.m. -- Private burial service at Reagan Library


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