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Flags at half-staff through Saturday in honor of Sen. Bob Dole

Dec. 9. North Carolina flags are at half-staff through Saturday in honor of the late Sen. Bob Dole. The Washington National Cathedral will host his funeral Friday. A public event will also be at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, featuring remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony. Speakers include Gen. Mark A. Milley, 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Savannah Guthrie of NBC News; and actor Tom Hanks. The U.S. Army Band will also perform, according to USA Today. Dole’s casket will be escorted to Kansas Friday in time for a public memorial service at 11 am Saturday in the gymnasium at Russell High School, Dole’s alma mater. His body will go on to the Kansas Statehouse for a private ceremony and a period of lying in repose.