On Wednesday morning, a group of current and former Kansas lawmakers honored Bob Dole at the WWII memorial. The service ended just before 8a.m.
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The current Kansas congressional delegation participated as well as Former Senator Pat Roberts, and Former Congressman Kevin Yoder. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, General Joseph Martin conducted the official wreath laying.
General Martin served as commanding general of 1st Infantry Division from September 2016 to May 2018, where he deployed and commanded the Combined Joint Force Land Component Command in Operation Inherent Resolve.
Bob Dole will be honored Friday in a private memorial service attended by President Joe Biden as well as a public service at the World War II Memorial in Washington before the casket of the former presidential candidate and decorated soldier travels to Kansas for events in his hometown and the state capital.
Dole’s casket will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol. Biden will join former presidents, current and former leaders in Congress, friends and the Dole family for the private service Friday morning at Washington National Cathedral, according to the Dole Institute of Politics.
A public viewing of Dole’s casket and a memorial service are set for Saturday morning at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell.
A private ceremony will follow at Saturday afternoon at the Statehouse in Topeka, with remarks by Kelly and the state’s two U.S. senators, Roger Marshall and Jerry Moran.