Late Rep. John Lewis to Lay in State at U.S. Capitol
Members of Congress are paying their respects to civil rights icon John Lewis Monday.
The body of the late congressman will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Former Vice president Joe Biden and his wife Jill will travel to Washington to pay their respects.
As a precaution due to the pandemic, a public viewing will take place outdoors, at the top of the east front steps of the capitol.
Members of the public will be able to pay their respects from 6 P.M. to ten P.M. Monday.
Visitation will also take place all day Tuesday with mourners required to follow D.C.’s social-distancing and mask guidelines.
Lewis will lie in state in the Georgia state capitol on Wednesday.
On Thursday, there will be services at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, followed by interment at Southview Cemetery.
Lewis died at the age of 80 following a six-month battle with cancer.