EDITOR’S NOTE: The initial information obtained from the Dole Institute of Politics concerning the timing of events recognizing the late Sen. Bob Dole was incorrect. Below is the latest up-to-date information.
WASHINGTON D.C. (KSNT) – Ceremonies continue for the late Kansas Senator and Presidential candidate Robert Dole.
Dole passed away Sunday at the age of 98. His death comes less than a year after he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer.
Memorial Service at Washington National Cathedral
President Joe Biden will join national leaders and Senator Dole’s family members and close friends at Washington National Cathedral for an invitation-only memorial service honoring the life of Senator Dole on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m. EST. President Biden, Senators Pat Roberts and Tom Daschle, and Senator Dole’s daughter Robin Dole, will offer tributes to the late Senator. Lee Greenwood is expected to perform.
The Cathedral will have a live stream of the service at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QHR0uQATsc.
Tribute Ceremony at World War II Memorial
On December 10, 11:00 a.m., the Senator’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral will be live-streamed on large screens at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall. At 1:15 p.m., Senator Dole’s motorcade and the casket will pause at the Memorial for a ceremony honoring his life and military service.
Remarks will be offered by close friends of the Doles, Gen. Mark A. Milley, 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor; and Savannah Guthrie, TODAY co-host.
Senator Elizabeth Dole will lay a wreath in honor of her late husband.
The U.S. Army Band will perform patriotic melodies. The public is invited to attend. ADA accommodations will be available.
The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/elizabethdolefoundation.
Return to Kansas
Following the WWII Memorial ceremony, the late Senator and his family will be transferred to Joint Base Andrews, Md. for his final trip home to Kansas.
A departure ceremony will take place at approximately 2:35 p.m. The Senator’s casket will arrive at Salina Regional Airport the evening of December 10 and will be received by a Kansas delegation led by Governor Laura Kelly.
Russell Memorial Service
On December 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., a public viewing will be held at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, Kansas.
A service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with tribute remarks from Senators Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall.
The public will be invited to pass by the Senator’s casket following the service to pay their respects.
At 1:00 p.m., Senator Dole’s casket will depart.
Kansas State Capitol Service
On December 11, 4 p.m., Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and a delegation of Kansas officials will receive Senator Dole’s casket at the Kansas State Capitol.
Kansas ROTC cadets will provide an honor cordon as the Kansas National Guard Casket Team carries the Senator’s casket to its position of repose on the second level.
A public ceremony will take place in the Capitol Rotunda and will include remarks by Governor Kelly. Senators Roger Marshall, Jerry Moran, Nancy Kassebaum Baker, and former Congressman James Slattery.
After the service, Senator Dole’s casket and family will return to Washington, D.C.