March 7, 2016

Statement by Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Nancy Reagan

Statement by Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan and Elizabeth Dole

MARCH 6, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Our nation has lost a national treasure with the passing of Nancy Reagan.

As public servants during the Reagan administration, we both witnessed Nancy’s life-long desire to make our nation a better place for each and every American citizen. Underneath her graceful, quiet demeanor was a strong and passionate advocate for causes that would improve countless American lives across all ages.

One facet of Nancy’s life that particularly captured our hearts was her tremendous love for — and dedication to — her husband. Even as President Reagan faced Alzheimer’s disease during the later years of his life, Nancy stoically stood by his side as a caregiver, a comforter and a beloved wife. Her unparalleled strength of spirit was a testament to us all — a humbling example of the power and enduring love between a husband and wife, for better or for worse.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Reagan family during this difficult time.”

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