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Byrd's Body Will Lie In Repose In U.S. Senate Chamber, W.V. Capitol Rotunda

This afternoon, details emerged about memorial arrangements for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), who passed away yesterday, at a hospital in Virginia.

On Thursday morning, his casket will be placed in the U.S. Senate chamber — "upon the Lincoln Catafalque." Members of the House and Senate will be able to pay their respects from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. ET.

Then, for three hours, the Senate chamber's public galleries will be open "to all those who wish their respects.

After a prayer from the Senate chaplain, Dr. Barry Black, Byrd's casket will be removed from the chamber, to be taken by hearse to Andrews Air Force Base, to be flown to West Virginia.

In Charleston, West Virginia, there will be a public procession from the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse to the West Virginia State Capitol.  There, in the Capitol Rotunda, West Virginians will be able to pay their respects from 9:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. ET.

After a public memorial service in Charleston, there will be a private funeral service at the Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.

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