07/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ronald Reagan Statue: Nancy Reagan Thanks Pelosi For Her Hard Work, Tears Up During Remarks (VIDEO, PHOTO)


A new statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the Capitol today, and Reagan's wife Nancy gave some brief remarks, saying that the statue is a "wonderful likeness of Ronnie" and "he would be so proud." The former First Lady choked up a bit when she noted that the last time she was in the Capitol was for Reagan's service, and how nice it was to be back under happier circumstances.

She also made sure to thank Speaker Nancy Pelosi in particular for all the work she did making sure the event came to pass.

Watch Mrs. Reagan's remarks and the unveiling of the statue below.