The Reagan Centennial tribute

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The Reagan Centennial celebration started just before 2 p.m. ET Sunday, with musical performances by popular Christian singer Michael W. Smith and pop singer Amy Grant.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan laid a wreath in honor of her husband, former president Ronald Reagan. A wreath must be laid at the tomb of every former president on the anniversary of their birth. The wreath-laying was followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of "America the beautiful" by the Marine Corps band.

The celebration was attended by a number of political heavyweights, including former vice president Dick Cheney, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) among others.

During her formal remarks, the former first lady thanked the crowd saying, "It's wonderful to see all of you here today. ...It brings back so many memories to see all of your faces."

"I know that Ronnie would be thrilled, and is thrilled to have all of you share in his 100th birthday. 'Doesn't seem possible, but that's what it is," Reagan said....

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