Kennedy Processional to Stop at East Front of Capitol

Posted August 28, 2009 at 5:28am

The late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) motorcade will stop on the Senate side of the Capitol Saturday as his funeral procession makes its way to Arlington National Cemetery for Kennedy’s burial.Kennedy’s current and former staff have been invited to gather at 4 p.m. on the East Front steps of the Capitol, where the motorcade is expected to stop, an e-mail to Senate staff announced. Members of the public have been invited by Kennedy’s family to gather on the East Front lawn of the Capitol, another e-mail stated.“Senator Kennedy served 47 years in the United States Senate, and loved each and every day he spent there, especially the people who are its heart and soul,— the public e-mail stated. “The Senator’s motorcade will stop briefly at the Senate so that current and former staff, those with whom the Senator worked during his time in Washington, and those whose lives have been touched by the Senator can bid a final farewell.—Kennedy died late Tuesday night after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.His family held a private mass at the Kennedy estate in Hyannis Post, Mass., on Thursday before transferring Kennedy through the streets of Boston to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, where he will lay in repose until Friday evening.A memorial service will be held at the library Friday evening, and a funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston on Saturday before the Senator’s body is transported to Arlington National Cemetary for burial.