July 6, 2010
Family, friends and employees are saying farewell to Sen. Robert C. Byrd at his funeral.
His casket was carried into Memorial Baptist Church early Tuesday by a military honor guard, and a line formed for the late morning service in this Washington-area suburb.
Byrd is to be buried later in the day at an Arlington cemetery, next to his late wife Erma.
Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat who served half a century in the U.S. Senate, died June 28 at the age of 92 at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
His body lay in repose on the Senate floor in Washington last week. Thousands in West Virginia also paid their respects at a public viewing in Charleston, where President Barack Obama attended a memorial service.
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