WASHINGTON — The Rev. Billy Graham, who has met with every president since Harry Truman, is being honored at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Graham is the first private citizen to lie in honor since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005.
The Rotunda is where the U.S. pays tribute to its most important and influential people, including former presidents.
Graham died last week at the age of 99. His funeral is scheduled for Friday in Charlotte.
The family of Rev. Billy Graham watches as the casket of Rev. Billy Graham is carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, where it will lie in honor in the Rotunda. It’s a rare honor for a private citizen to lie in honor at the Capitol. Graham died Wednesday in his sleep at his North Carolina home. He was 99. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
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