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Video of Robert Byrd Memorial Funeral Service|Your Funeral Guy

3 Jul

Here is a video of the Robert Byrd Memorial Funeral Service.  The service for the Senator took place on Friday, July 2nd 2010 at the West Virginia Statehouse in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Family Requests No Coverage of Senator Byrd Visitation US Senate|YourFuneralGuy

1 Jul

The Family of Senator Robert Byrd has requested that no there be no camera,video coverage of his “closed casket”  Visitation in the US Senate Chamber today, July1st 2010.

Senator Robert Byrd  Died Early Monday Morning at age 92. One of his wishes was that was upon his death  that he would lie in State on the Senate.

The longest-serving member of Congress, Robert Byrd, who died at the age of 92 early Monday morning, will lie in repose in the Senate chamber today. The last time a Senator was granted this honor took place in 1959, the year Byrd joined the Senate. Byrd served in Congress for 57 years and was the Senator from West Virginia for 51 years.

Byrd’s casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, a wooden platform that originally supported President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, and has supported Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan and others.

Due to the wishes of the family, there will be no coverage of his casket in the Senate chamber.

via www.c-span.org

President Obama and vice President Obama are due to attend the Robert Byrd  memorial service on Friday Morning.

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White House: Obama| Biden to Attend Senator Robert Byrd Memorial Service |yourfuneralguy

29 Jun

The White House has Issued a Press Release stating that President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden will be attending the Memorial  Funeral Service for  Senator Robert Byrd in  Charleston, West Virginia on the morning of July 2nd 2010.

Just as predicted here the announcement came soon after Official Funeral Arrangements were made. The Memorial service is also being billed as a Celebration Of Life.

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010

President Obama, Vice President Biden to Attend the Memorial Service for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd

WASHINGTON- On the morning of Friday, July 2, President Obama and Vice President Biden will  attend the memorial service for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in Charleston, West Virginia.  More details will be available in the coming days.

via www.whitehouse.gov

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The president will probably speak(does he go anywhere without speaking?) and C-Span will cover it live.

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Dies|Funeral to come-yourfuneralguy

28 Jun

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd died at 3:00 AM on Monday June 28th 2010  at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Senator Byrd was the longest serving Senator in the United States Senate.

Senator Byrd may have been the last Statesman in The United States Senate. As Funeral Plans are made and Funeral Video available Your Funeral Guy will Keep you posted

There is no cause of Death at this time. No Funeral or memorial service plans have been made public.

Byrd was a close friend of the Lte Senator Ted Kennedy.

Snippet from the Washington Post:

Robert C. Byrd, , a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the institution to shape the federal budget, protect the procedural rules of the Senate and, above all else, tend to the interests of his state, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.

Mr. Byrd had been hospitalized last week with what was thought to be heat exhaustion, but more serious issues were discovered, aides said Sunday. No formal cause of death was given.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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