World-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99, will laid in honor at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday. Graham died Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.
Former President Bill Clinton paid his respects Tuesday to the late Rev. Billy Graham.Clinton arrived in Charlotte about 11 a.m. and was escorted by Graham’s son Franklin into Graham’s boyhood home where his casket sits.The two spoke for about 15 minutes before appearing to share a prayer over the closed casket.
Clinton said Graham changed his life when he saw his crusade in Arkansas at a football stadium when he was 11. He said Graham was the same man on that football field as he was during one-on-one visits in the White House.
Former President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush paid their respects Monday afternoon.
Bush has said he chose Monday to pay his respects because of a scheduling conflict with Graham’s funeral in Charlotte on Friday.
“Laura and I are honored to be able to come and pay our respects to the Graham family and more importantly to be able to say goodbye to a person who is influential in our lives and influential on the lives of millions.” President Bush said after visiting the casket at Billy Graham’s home.