Biden, Clinton, Menendez to eulogize Lautenberg

Posted: June 05, 2013

Vice President Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez will eulogize Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg on Wednesday in New York City, Lautenberg's office said Tuesday.

Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the Senate, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, after one last stop at the train station bearing his name in Secaucus, next to the New Jersey Turnpike.

Lautenberg, the Senate's oldest member at age 89, died Monday of complications of viral pneumonia.

Lautenberg's body will be taken to the station after the funeral at Manhattan's Park Avenue Synagogue on Wednesday morning. Lautenberg was a staunch advocate for public transit and transportation projects in his home state.

After a ceremony at the station, Lautenberg's body will lie in state at the Capitol on Thursday before burial Friday.

- Jonathan Tamari

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|