June 12, 2004: Headlines: Peace Corps Directors - Chao: Presidents - Reagan: The Courier Journal: Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell's wife, said the late president inspired her to become involved in public service. "It reminded me once more that individuals do make a difference, that principled leadership makes a great difference," said Chao, who was a White House fellow in the Reagan presidency.

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Directors of the Peace Corps: Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao: Elaine Chao: Archived Stories: June 12, 2004: Headlines: Peace Corps Directors - Chao: Presidents - Reagan: The Courier Journal: Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell's wife, said the late president inspired her to become involved in public service. "It reminded me once more that individuals do make a difference, that principled leadership makes a great difference," said Chao, who was a White House fellow in the Reagan presidency.

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Elaine Chao, said the late president Ronald Reagan inspired her to become involved in public service.

Elaine Chao, said the late president Ronald Reagan inspired her to become involved in public service.

Elaine Chao, said the late president Ronald Reagan inspired her to become involved in public service.

'Belongs to the ages now'
Nation, world figures bid farewell By JAMES R. CARROLL
jcarroll@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

WASHINGTON On a day of mourning in America, Ronald Wilson Reagan was bid farewell by heads of state and citizens yesterday, and then consigned to history.

Bells tolled at churches across the nation yesterday at 1:15 p.m. EDT in honor of the 40th president of the United States, who often talked of his faith and his "God-given optimism."

Under the soaring, 10-story nave of gothic Washington National Cathedral, the late chief executive was remembered for his political and personal courage, his vision for a world he helped reorder, and his kindness, character and humor.

"Ronald Reagan belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when he belonged to us," President Bush said in eulogy.

The Rev. John Danforth a former senator from Missouri, an Episcopal priest and principal celebrant at the cathedral services told the audience including all living former presidents that "there is no better time to celebrate the triumph of life than in a service for Ronald Reagan."

"What Ronald Reagan asked of America, he gave of himself," Danforth said. "If ever we have known a child of light, it was Ronald Reagan."



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Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell's wife, said the late president inspired her to become involved in public service.

"It reminded me once more that individuals do make a difference, that principled leadership makes a great difference," said Chao, who was a White House fellow in the Reagan presidency.





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