Trump joins mourners at Billy Graham's funeral

Billy Graham funeral: Evangelist's children carry on crusade

The Rev. Billy Graham's casket has arrived at the U.S. Capitol for a rare salute by the nation's political leaders.

Mr. Graham died at his mountain home in Montreat, N. C., on February 21. According to his doctor, Rev. According to his doctor, Graham "just wore out", passing peacefully in his sleep. No one was with him except a nurse.

The service will also be streamed live online.

- The funeral's prelude music was provided by John Innes, who was the staff musician for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association beginning in 1965. His body was flown to Washington, giving politicians at least one morning to put aside their bitter differences in honor of an evangelist who came to embrace a gentle, unifying message.

"I believe, from Heaven's perspective, that my father's death is as significant as his life". His funeral was no different. "That's when I got to hear him face to face", she said.

Standing behind the same pulpit his father preached behind on many of his crusades in the 1990s, Franklin Graham delivered a powerful message eulogizing his father. In his remark, he stated that Billy Graham was a humble shepherd of the Lord, and he was unbelievably blessed to have met him. Don't you believe a word of it!

"I think there's going to be some changes", he told reporters at the time.

On Friday, March 2, a private funeral service will be held in Charlotte, where Mr.

Some of Graham's guests included Sarah Palin, Joel Osteen, Steve Curtis, Rudy Giuliani, Kathie L Gifford, Jerry Richardson, Rick Warren and Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Air Force One landed in Charlotte shortly before 11:15 a.m. "The Graham family has long considered that his funeral eventually would really be his last crusade". Billy and Ruth Grahams' caskets were built by inmate Richard "Grasshopper" Liggett, with the help of others. Some 30 family members accompanied Graham's casket to Washington, where he befriended presidents of both parties and counseled others during seven decades.

Supreme Court Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito Jr. and a slew of Congressional leaders were among the dignitaries at a ceremony this week at the U.S. Capitol, where Graham's remains lay in honor.

"And it was something very special", Trump said. "I am deeply touched and grateful".


"Here lies America's pastor", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, gesturing to Graham's casket under the eye of the dome, surrounded by family, friends, lawmakers and a ring of paintings of the nation's founders. The others are two U.S. Capitol Police officers who died in the line of duty in 1998 and civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005.

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence are expected to attend.

Graham said back then that there were reasons for optimism regarding North Korea's future.

"Everywhere he went he gave the same attractive message".

Trump also prayed for America, saying "all across this land the Lord will raise up men and women like Billy Graham to spread a message of love and hope to every precious child of God". Clinton flew into Charlotte to pay his respects on Tuesday. Wilton visited Graham in Montreat nearly weekly in recent years, and traveled with the family to Washington this week.

Another of Graham's favorite hymns, "Because He Lives" was performed by the Gaither Vocal Band during the service.

The event that affected me the most was in the early sixties when Billy Graham was invited to lead in a religious emphasis week while I was a student majoring in philosophy at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

When the Billy Graham Library was dedicated here in 2007, Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton were all in attendance.

"Daddy, I won't see you on this earth again". I'll see you maybe soon. "I feel like I'm at my own funeral", Graham said at the time.

"Amazing Grace" played by bagpipes concluded the service.

Afterward, Billy Graham will be buried next to his wife in a memorial prayer garden at the library, with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Mercedes´ Valtteri Bottas sets pace on day two of…
Vandoorne still finished third fastest with a 1:20.325, however, his time was set on Pirelli's new hypersoft tyres. Not the conditions we normally run. "If I perform well, then that will naturally cause some tension (between us).

Kylie Jenner shows off Stormi and post-baby body
He captioned it, writing " My lil mama 1 month today her favorite unit of course ". "She's always been very maternal". Filming into a mirror the designer flicked her hair and sat on the floor, captioning the video "1 monthhhhhh".

Partying at West Virginia University Results in $1600 Uber Ride
A majority of that, - almost $700 - came from the distance the Uber driver traveled to take Bachman home , NJ.com reported. A drunk man in the USA types in the wrong destination and takes an Uber ride of epic proportions - with a fare to match.

Kelly Ripa makes dig at Ryan Seacrest amid abuse allegations
Kelly Ripa is standing by Ryan Seacrest after a woman went public with sexual harassment claims against the co-host. Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement , "E!'s investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough.

The US Did Worse Than Expected At The Winter Olympics
Norway topped the final medal tally with 14 golds ahead of Germany, which also had 14 gold but fewer medals in all. Great Britain won five medals in South Korea - one gold and four bronze - to reach UK Sport's Games target.

Georgia Teacher Fires Gun After Barricading Self in Classroom
Several students said on social media they were outraged that some on Twitter questioned whether the incident was staged. According to a 2016 incident report obtained by FOX 5 News, police described him as possibly being "delusional".

Rob Gronkowski follows cryptic tweets with a WWE message
Some of that had to do with disagreements over the way he wanted to train and what the team expected of him. Some of his frustrations surrounded the way he was training and the team didn't want him to train that way.

Longtime Trump aide picked to helm 2020 campaign
It may turn out that Parscale did nothing wrong and had no connections to Russia's disinformation campaign. Donald Trump says, 'Jump, ' I say, 'How high?' And then I give my opinion of where I should jump to.

Powermat Wireless Charging Technology Part of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
The major improvements have been in this department and their tagline claims that the S9 and S9+ will "reimagine" the camera. The more affordable phone from the Galaxy S9 line-up is being expected to sport a price tag that's in excess of Rs 60,000.

Nokia 8 Sirroco with Curved Glass Design Launched at MWC 2018
It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery for instant energy as a banana would provide, and promises a whopping 25 days of standby time. Following last year's relaunch of the 3310 candy bar , its 2018 blast from the past is the curved Nokia 8110 slider phone.

'Kaala' teaser pushed due to Kanchi Shankaracharya's death
The film has a lot of Baasha vibes, which is one of the reasons why fans are looking forward to this film. According to reports, the film is shot predominantly in Dharavi and will have music by Santosh Narayanan.

Bachelor 2018 Women Tell All: What did Arie do?
Becca is a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, MN, who has worked with clients including Fox News and Better Homes & Gardens. According to a report on Reality Steve's site, Arie will propose to Becca Kufrin in the finale, sending Lauren Burnham packing.

Jacinda Ardern asked when baby was conceived by 'smitten' TV interviewer
Ardern said on Monday that she was taken aback by Wooley's question, but "it would be going a bit far to say I was somehow offended by it".

Australian tourist may have exposed New Yorkers to measles
Just over 90 per cent of children in the USA receive measles vaccinations, which is over 90 per cent effective. Best Western Hotel , 1324 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., from Feb. 19 until 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2018.

Apple-Branded Premium Over-Ear Headphones Rumored To Debut In Q4
Apple is planning to launch a pair of high-end over-the-ear headphones, similar to the Bose QC 35 II and Sony MDR-1000X. Kuo said that the company is looking to pack high-quality components in the headphone that will boost its performance.

Other news