President Trump Will Attend Billy Graham Funeral

Remembering The Rev. Billy Graham Billy GrahamUS evangelist Billy Graham at home

Remembering The Rev. Billy Graham Billy GrahamUS evangelist Billy Graham at home

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced the decision on Thursday.

Members of the public can sign a book set inside North Carolina's old Capitol building to remember the late Rev. Billy Graham.

His funeral is planned for March 2 at a venue that holds about 2,300 people in front of the library.

The body of Rev. Billy Graham will be brought to the U.S. Capitol on February 28, where he will lie in honor in the Rotunda until March 1, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a release Thursday morning.

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Graham died Wednesday at age 99 at his home in Montreat.

Graham had suffered from symptoms of Parkinson's disease and had been losing strength, hearing and eyesight, DeMoss said. His coffin, a plain, pine casket, was built by inmates at the Louisiana state prison.

The Rev. Billy Graham, right, grasps the hand of former President George H.W. Bush during the Metroplex Mission on October 17, 2002, at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. About 2,300 guests have been invited, including Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and every living former president. The president's detail would also coordinate with the details of former presidents if they confirm they're going as well.

Graham was a counselor to US presidents of both parties from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.

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Graham, a counselor to a number of presidents, was admired by Trump.

An evangelical minister who became one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century, Graham also served as a counsel to 12 consecutive USA presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Graham will be buried next to his wife, Ruth, who passed in 2007, at the Billy Graham Museum and Library in Charlotte.

"When he prays with you in the Oval Office or upstairs in the White House, you feel he's praying for you, not the president", Clinton said at the ceremony.

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