JUNE 9, 2004 - Posted at 10:29 a.m. CDT
SIMI VALLEY, CA - Preparations are underway to take former President Reagan's casket on a cross-country journey.
A black Cadillac hearse arrived at the Reagan library in Simi Valley, California, where the former president's body has been lying in repose. A second hearse was brought in as a spare.
Reagan's family will escort his body from the library to a nearby Navy base for a flight to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. A procession this evening will carry the body into the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, where it will lie in state until Friday's funeral service.