Billy Graham To Lie In Honor At U.S. Capitol

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WASHINGTON — The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the US Capitol Rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worldwide, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.

Graham, who died at his home near Asheville, North Carolina, on Wednesday at age 99, will arrive at the white-domed Capitol on Feb. 28 and lie in honor there until the following day, Ryan said in a statement.

“Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects to the late reverend while he lies in rest,” the speaker said.

Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take part in a bicameral service when Graham’s casket arrives, the statement said.



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