- The Washington Times - Friday, August 28, 2009

BOSTON — The family of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has added a stop Saturday in Washington, D.C., before the “lion of the Senate” is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

After a Boston funeral in which President Obama will deliver the eulogy, Mr. Kennedy’s body will be flown to Andrews Air Force Base. A large motorcade will then travel to the Capitol, arriving at 4:30 p.m.

“The senators motorcade will stop at the Senate steps for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the senator worked can bid a final farewell,” the family said on its Web site, tedkennedy.org.

After the stop on the East Plaza of the Capitol, where the motorcade will enter through the Independence Avenue entrance and proceed past the Senate Chamber steps, the hearse will then proceed to Arlington National Cemetery via Constitution Avenue. The ceremony at the cemetery is closed to the public and the press.

The late Massachusetts lawmaker will be buried near his two assassinated brothers, President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

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