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Billy Graham to Lie in Honor Wednesday

Billy Graham to Lie in Honor Wednesday
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By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 07:58 AM

The late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, along with members of Congress, pay their respects.

Trump and the others will gather at 11 a.m., ET, for a special service.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., outlined three of the ways to watch the service online:

Ryan's Facebook page also will show the public viewing line in the Capitol Rotunda starting at 1 p.m.

Graham, a spiritual confidant to a long list of American presidents, died at age 99 last week, CNN noted. 

Every U.S. president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama had prayed with Graham, the news network said.

Trump was a guest for Graham's 95th birthday celebration and Graham's son, Franklin, had participated in Trump's inauguration.

Graham is only the fourth person to lie in honor, CNN pointed out. Civil rights activist Rosa Park and two slain Capitol Police officers also were afforded the distinction, the news network reported.

Ryan called it an "honor fitting for America's pastor."

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The late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, along with members of Congress, pay their respects.
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