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Washington Honors The Late Rev. Billy Graham

The Body Of 'America's Pastor' Lies In Honor At U.S. Capitol

February 28, 2018 - 1:42 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It is a rare tribute by America's leaders.

The body of the Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor at the U.S. Capitol building.  

President and Mrs. Trump were on hand for a ceremony along with other dignitaries including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump called Graham a very special person who changed the country. The president also said Graham was a "legendary" figure who deserved to be honored in this way. 

Graham, dubbed "America's Pastor," died last week at the age of 99. He was a spiritual confidant to just about every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.