Thursday, June 10, 2004; Page A26
"I know what he was about. I'm here because I live in the United States. I didnít agree with him."
Monique Hart, receptionist for the D.C. Department of Employment Services
"Look at that [the jet formation]. I have chills even though itís hot out here."
Sharon Olyniec, 45, of Ijamsville
"I do 20 funerals a week, but I've never seen a caisson service. It's just magnificent. I've always been fascinated by funerals."
Ava Mikell, funeral director from the District
"When that lady laid her head on that coffin, I could feel her pain."
Penny Hart, of Southeast Washington, referring to Nancy Reagan
"Even though Reagan was not my favorite president, I didn't want to impose my biases on [my grandchildren]. They can share this historical moment with their children and their grandchildren."
Tony Gore, 50, of Springfield
"He didn't get much rest when he was in office. I'm glad he has a chance to rest now."
Louis Vaughn, 49, of Alexandria
"I'm just kind of surprised that it's that big a deal. We were wondering where all these people came from. I didn't know so many people loved him so much."
Gabriela OíLeary, Brown University student who lives in the District
"He really did a lot for the morale of the country when things weren't looking so good. And he's one of the presidents who didn't bore me."
Barbara Holleufer, 45, of Stratford, N.J.
"I'm going to sleep in the car or tough it out in the [Reagan National Airport] parking lot. I feel an emotional connection to Ronald Reagan. As a young man, he was the first president I voted for."
Paul Hunt, 47, who drove from Georgia
"It's the amount of people and the respect there was for Princess Di."
Jenny Allman, 23, of Yorkshire, England
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