Posted: Jul 6, 2010 6:14 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jul 6, 2010 6:15 AM
A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to his late wife Erma.
The burial is the final moment of farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman who served half a century in the U.S. Senate.
Byrd 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 and thousands in West Virginia also paid their respects at a public viewing in Charleston, where President Barack Obama attended a memorial service.