A Letter from Mrs. Nancy Davis Reagan

STATEMENT BY MRS. NANCY DAVIS REAGAN

ON THE DEATH OF EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER

Los Angeles, California - Eunice Shriver's death is a huge loss for all of us. I remember vividly when Ronnie presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in 1984. He said then that, "her decency and goodness have touched the lives of many, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver deserves America's praise, gratitude, and love."

She deserves all of this and more for her generosity, her kindnesses and her devotion to the Special Olympics, which has brought dignity and acceptance to exceptional athletes around the world.

My love and sympathy goes out to the entire Shriver and Kennedy families at this very difficult time.