Rev. Billy Graham to Lie in Honor at US Capitol

Cars line up outside the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 to pay respects to Rev. Billy Graham. Photo: AP/ Chuck Burton
Cars line up outside the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 to pay respects to Rev. Billy Graham.

February 22, 2018 11:24 AM

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for two days next week.

Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and the public to pay their respects to the man called "American's Pastor" on Feb. 28 and March 1.

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It's a rare honor for a private citizen to lie in honor at the Capitol. According to the U.S. House, civil rights hero Rosa Parks was the last to do so in 2005.

RELATED: Evangelist Billy Graham, a Former Minnesota College President, Dies at 99

Graham died Wednesday in his sleep at his North Carolina home. He was 99.

Graham will lie in repose at his library in Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday. His funeral is March 2 on the grounds of his library.

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