Events in the capital began when Reagan’s casket arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. It was removed from the plane, driven by hearse in a procession through the Maryland and Virginia suburbs and the nation’s capital, across the Memorial Bridge, and onto Constitution Avenue.[21]

Near the Ellipse, and within sight of the White House, the hearse halted and Reagan’s body was transferred to a horse-drawn caisson for the procession down Constitution Avenue to Capitol Hill

The casket was placed under the rotunda, where it lay in state on Abraham Lincoln’s catafalque.An evening memorial service then took place, with dignitaries primarily composed of Congressional members, members of the United States Supreme Court, and the diplomatic corps;the Reverend Daniel Coughlin, Chaplain of the House of Representatives, gave the invocation. Eulogies were then delivered by Senate President pro tempore Ted Stevens, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and Vice President Dick Cheney.