KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Kansas Senator and Presidential Candidate Robert J. Dole we will remember during ceremonies in Washington DC Thursday and Friday.
The political titan passed away sunday at the age of 98.
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Dole will Ithat is, in the state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Thursday, an honor that is bestowed by Congress.
A service will be held Friday for the late senator at the Washington National Cathedral at 11 a.m. ET.
President Joe Biden and other officials will be present.
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After this ceremony, the casket will travel to the WWII memorial on the National Mall. There, a public ceremony will be held to honor Dole and his military service in the war.
Anyone planning to attend this memorial is expected to arrive around noon ET.
Those speaking at the memorial include General Mark A. Milley, Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks.
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Senator Elizabeth Dole will lay a wreath in honor of her late husband and there will be a performance of the US Army Band.
After the services in Washington, Senator Dole’s coffin will be transferred to Joint Base Andrews where he will leave for Dole’s final resting place in his home state, Kansas.
Plans for a memorial service in Kansas have not been announced at this time.