The late U.S. evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week for two days, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced Thursday.
The last public figure to receive the honor was in 2012 when the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) lay in honor.
The speaker of the house tweeted that the reverend will receive the honor so members of the public can pay their respects. Graham's body will arrive on Feb. 28 and will lie until the end of the following day, March 1.
So members of the public can pay their respects, the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Feb. 28 to March 1. For more information: https://t.co/LMnKWnnnkg
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 22, 2018
When the casket arrives, Ryan and McConnell will participate in a bicameral service.