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.

MEMORIAL AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR
U.S. SENATOR ROBERT C. BYRD

THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
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:
http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Visit/Visitor%20Safety%20and%20Policies/
 

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