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Senator Robert Byrd Family objects to Funeral photo in Gop Ad-Your Funeral Guy

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The senator Robert Byrd Family has objected to a Funeral Photo used in a GOP Ad for the deceased Senator Robert Byrd’s Senate seat.

One thing that Barack Obama has done in the last several years has gotten political capital for being griever in chief. Obama has spoken at many Funerals, from coal miners, to terrorist (Fort Hood)victims,to Senator Kennedy to Senator Robert Byrd.

One of Obama’s political opponents have capitalized on the President’s role of griever in chief.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd’s memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

The ad by Republican John Raese‘s campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd’s June 28 death.

via www.foxnews.com

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Final Goodbyes(Funeral, Burial) For Senator Robert Byrd 07.06.10-your funeral guy

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The funeral service and burial of  West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd is taking place in Arlington Virginia 7.06.10. The memorial Baptist Church in Arlington is the site for the funeral, the burial will take place at   the family plot at Columbia Gardens Cemetery.

One final goodbye for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd and it will take place beginning at 11 o’clock this morning at funeral services at Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.

The 92-year-old Byrd died last week. His life was remembered in a state memorial service at the state capitol on Friday.

Byrd will be buried beside his wife Erma during a private ceremony at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.via www.wvmetronews.com

Sentor Byrds last procession will take him from Murphy Funeral Home to Memorial Baptist Church, to Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.

Internment will follow the funeral service.

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Video of Robert Byrd Memorial Funeral Service|Your Funeral Guy

3 Jul rbyrd_mem05

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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Live Streaming Video|Link to Senator Robert Byrd Funeral Memorial Service|Your Funeral Guy

2 Jul West Virginia state capitol dome

Here is a link to video from the Senator Byrd Memorial Funeral Service from C-Span. From the west virginia State Capitol

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Here is a link to the C-Span Video

A “celebration of life” memorial service was held for Senator Robert Byrd at the West Virginia State Capitol. Location: West Virginia State Capitol Steps Capitol’s North Plaza Some Special Guests include: President of the United States Barack Obama, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mrs. Vicki Kennedy, West Virginia Congressional Delegation, State and local officials.via www.c-spanvideo.org

It all happened at the West Virginia State Capitol. on 7.2.10 with live streaming video.

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President Obama to Speak at Senator Byrd Memorial Service|YourFuneral Guy

2 Jul rbyrd_mem05

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Senator Robert Byrd Memorial Service at the West Virginia Statehouse today.

Many came to show their respect to  Senator Robert Byrd in West Virginia who as a United States Senator brought Billions of. Dollars To West Virginia. There was an all night public viewing  of his closed casket at the State Capitol in West Virginia.

They came by the thousands to pay their respects to U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, and they kept trickling in past midnight and into the early morning hours Friday to honor a statesman, a scholar and, above all, a proud West Virginian.

via www.huffingtonpost.com

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Sen. Byrd leaves Senate in Funeral Casket For Last Time|YourFuneralGuy

1 Jul rbyrd_mem03

Senator Robert Byrd has left the United States Senate for the last Time In His Funeral Casket. The senator “Lied in th Repose” in the Capitol Building today in the United States Senate. A United States Senator Lying in repose has not happened in over 50 years.

“The longest-serving member of Congress, Robert Byrd, who died at the age of 92 early Monday morning, lay in repose in the Senate chamber for several hours 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.

His body is being flown to West Virginia where there will be a receiving ceremony and public viewing starting tonight and a memorial service tomorrow including remarks by Pres. Obama and Vice President Biden.”via cspan.org

Senator Byrd died early Monday Morning. His Funeral will be next Tuesday, July 6th 2010 in Arlington VA

It’s Official President Obama will speak at Senator Byrd’s  Memorial Funeral Service  Friday Morning.

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

1 Jul rbyrd07

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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Senator Robert Byrd Funeral| In Lieu of Flowers Send a Donation Here

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In the matter of the Senator Robert Byrd Funeral In Lieu of Flowers, send  donations, or memorial contribution  here:

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The West Virginia Council of Churches, 2207 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV 25311. Make checks payable to The Montcoal Mining Disaster Fund or the Humane Society, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Arrangements by Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington.

Published in The Washington Post on June 30, 2010

via www.legacy.com

Go Ahead now Send a donation to one of the charities  the  family  requested.

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

29 Jun White House Rose Garden

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.

DC, Charleston Funeral Processions|Details for Senator Robert Byrd|Your Funeral Guy

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At 9:45 a.m. on Thursday July 1st 2010, the hearse carrying Sen. Byrd’s body will arrive at the Senate steps of the Capitol.

9:50 AM on Thurday July 1st 2010 The casket will be brought up the steps into the Senate chamber, and will be placed upon the catafalque that was first used for President Lincoln’s funeral in 1865 by an Honor guard.

10:15 am until 3:45 p.m., the public is invited to the  United State Senate Chamber Galleries to  pay their respects.

4 p.m  on Thursday July 1st 2010 -Senator  Byrd’s Casket  will  taken out of the  United States Senate Chamber to a hearse and move in procession to  a departure  from Andrews AFB.  Arrival time in Charleston, W.Va., is 5:50 p.m a Yeager Airport .

In Charleston  West Virginia a procession from Yeager Airport will take Senator Byrd past  the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse to the State Capitol, where the casket will be moved to the Capitol Rotunda.

9 p.m. Thursday  to  9 a.m  Friday there will be a public viewing in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Charleston,WV.

Between  11:30 a.m-12.00 AM  Friday, July 2nd   A MEMORIAL SERVICE will take place in The Capitol Rotunda in West Virginia.  The casket will be removed  from that location at 4pm

11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6,  the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va.will host Senator Robert Byrd’s Funeral   It is open to the public.

The address of The Church is: 3455 North Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia

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