Robert C. Byrd

Anna Gardner send us this email:
At a 4th of July event in 06, Senator Byrd was a guest speaker and I was working the VIP section and when Senator Byrd came into the area to rest, I asked if I could get him a drink or something to eat and he said, no just sit with me awhile."
I sat down and I conveyed my sympathy over the loss of his wife and he talked at length about her. I told him, "you know Senator when she passed on, it wasn't goodbye and you will see her again." His response was "And what a glorious day that will be." So when I heard he had passed I said to myself, Well, Senator your glorious day has arrived." I smiled. I'm sad for the family, Congress, the state and the nation for what we have lost but my heart rejoices to know that Bob is with his beloved Erma again.


9:45 a.m.
Hearse arrives at U.S. Capitol, Senate Steps

9:50 a.m.
Honor Guard to proceed with casket up Senate Steps, into U.S. Senate Chamber, where casket will be placed upon the Lincoln Catafalque

10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Senator Byrd’s family will receive Members of the Senate and House who wish to pay their respects

10:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
U.S. Senate Chamber Public Galleries open to all those who wish to pay their respects

U.S. Capitol restrictions:

10:30 a.m.
U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black will offer prayer


5:50 p.m.
Aircraft to arrive at Yeager Airport,
Charleston, West Virginia

6:00 p.m.
Casket transported to Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse,
300 Virginia Street, East
Public procession ending at West Virginia State Capitol
Casket moved to Capitol Rotunda

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Public viewing in Rotunda of State Capitol

FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

12:01 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Public Viewing in Rotunda of State Capitol

11:30 a.m.
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life
West Virginia State Capitol
Capitol’s North Plaza

12:30 p.m.
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life concludes


TUESDAY, JULY, 6, 2010


11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Memorial Baptist Church

3455 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia