George W Bush joins thousands paying respects to Rev Billy Graham

George W Bush joins thousands paying respects to Rev Billy Graham

- Jimmy Carter said in a statement reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Reverend Billy Graham".

Public viewing was to continue Monday and Tuesday until 10 p.m.at Graham's Charlotte library on the campus of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Clinton will travel to Charlotte Tuesday to pay his respects to Graham, Clinton's press secretary, Angel Ureña, confirmed later on Monday.

Monday's viewing follows the extraordinary procession over the weekend, when Graham's body was moved some 130 miles from near his mountain home to the library grounds in Charlotte, where mourners by the thousands lined the roadways.

It is the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005.

Graham's funeral is Friday in North Carolina with President Donald Trump and others expected. The invitation-only service is scheduled to include at least 2,300 people. I also had the honor of bringing my mother and dad's greetings to Franklin and the family.

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The Senate adjourned a little after noon, thinking the teachers and union members would leave, and reconvened at 6 p.m. Kanawha County including Charleston , said all schools will be closed Thursday due to the statewide work stoppage.

After paying their respects to the reverend, George Bush spoke briefly to the media.

The funeral will be held in a tent in the main parking lot of Graham's library in tribute to the 1949 Los Angeles tent revivals that propelled him to global fame, family spokesman Mark DeMoss said. At the door for the first few hours was Graham's grandson Roy, shaking the hand of every person who came to see his grandfather.

- George H.W. Bush said in a statement reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Billy Graham was America's pastor". From New York to Charlotte to Tampa to Germany, I embraced the fervor and came to appreciate the legacy of the most enduring figure in modern Christendom. "Thank you for your kindness to my father", Graham said.

By the time you read this, I will be in heaven, and as I write this I'm looking forward with great anticipation to the day when I will be in God's presence forever.

Hillary and I are saddened by the passing of our friend Billy Graham, one of the most important religious leaders in American history. "And of course we're all very grateful that President Bush came today with Laura". Bush has credited Graham for helping him give up alcohol and changing his life.

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