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Senator Robert Byrd Funeral plans revealed|Your Funeral Guy

29 Jun

Some of the Funeral plans for Senator Robert Byrd have been revealed. This a partial list of funeral arrangements.(updated Tuesday June 29th at 4:30pm)

Thursday, July 1st 2010

Visitation,Viewing, Lie in State ” US Senate Floor”   Time 10 AM to 4pm

Chaplain Prayer in the Senate Chamber  Time 10:30 AM

Closed casket with honor guard

Public allowed in the Galleries of the Senate Chamber.

Thursday Evening Senator Byrd’s Body will Be taken to the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda where he will lie in State.

Friday July 2nd, 2010

Memorial Funeral Service In West Virginia, Friday

Time: 11:00 AM just after 12noon at West Virginia Capitol Rotunda

Tuesday July 6th 2010

Funeral in Arlington, VA open to the public

Private Internment

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Senator Byrd Funeral Lie in State In Senate Chamber Thursday, July 1st |Your Funeral Guy

29 Jun

Senator Byrd will Lie in State in the Senate Chamber on Thursday.  It is being reported that he will  NOT lie in  State the Capitol Rotunda.

“The body of West Virginia Democrat Robert C. Byrd will lie Thursday in repose in the Senate chamber, where he served for more than half a century.

Law enforcement officials and a Senate aide said Byrd’s casket will lie in repose in the Senate chamber, rather than the Capitol Rotunda.

There is ample precedent for such ceremonies, but none has occurred since North Dakota Republican William Langer’s funeral in 1959, according to the Senate Historian’s Office.-.google.news

Senator Byrd served in the US Senate Chamber for 51 Years and is the longest Serving US Senator in American History.

Robert Byrd Died Early  Monday Morning. Some Funeral Arrangements have been made.

Sen. Robert Byrd will join Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy among historic figures who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda — an honor bestowed upon only 28 other Americans over the past 160 years.

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Here is a list of the Recent Senators who have lied in repose in the Capitol.

Here is a list of the last Five United States Senators to lie in State in the US Capitol

Borah, William E.                  Idaho                      January 22, 1940

Sheppard, Morris                  Texas                      April 10, 1941

Harrison, Byron P.(Pat)         Mississippi              June 23, 1941

McCarthy, Joseph R.            Wisconsin                May 6, 1957

Langer, William                 North Dakota              November 10, 1959

Polish President to Lie in State in Presidential Palace|YourFuneralGuy

12 Apr

Plans are now being made for The State Funeral for Lech Kaczynski.  The deceased President of Poland will lie in state at the Presidential Palace in Poland. The public will be allowed to pay their respect to their President who died in a plane crash Saturday.

Lech Kaczynski’s state funeral is being prepared in earnest. A week of national mourning has been declared for him, his wife and the 94 others who died in the accident in Russia.

The leader’s body is now back in his presidential palace where it is set to lie in public view.

A controversial figure in life, his death has united Poles in grief, thousands of them lining Warsaw’s streets as the cortege passed by.

via www.euronews.net

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