Sen. Richard Lugar funeral details

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) The funeral for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

The Lugar Center in Washington announced the funeral arrangements Friday. It says Lugar served as a lay elder at the north side Indianapolis church.

The six-term senator died Sunday at age 87.

Lugar will lie in state in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for 24 hours beginning at noon on Tuesday, after which the Rotunda will be open for those who wish to pay their respects.

The public is welcome until sunset on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Lugar family will greet callers from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. on May 14.

Tuesday, May 14

A short ceremony to welcome Sen. Lugar back to Indiana will begin at approximately noon on Tuesday in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.

The hearse will arrive on the south side of the Indiana Statehouse at approximately 11:57 a.m.

The hearse will travel south on Capital to Washington, west on Washington to Senate, north on Senate to the sidewalk immediately south of the building. The hearse will drive east on the sidewalk and stop adjacent to the steps.

Governor Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will be positioned at the top of the stairs. The Lugar family will be positioned at the halfway point of the stairs.

A six-member military honor guard will carry the casket into the statehouse through the south atrium. The honor guard will enter the rotunda and place the casket on the catafalque. They will post flags and start the watch.

The governor’s group and the family will follow the honor guard into the building. Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett will move to the podium in the rotunda

At approximately 12:07 p.m., Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett will make remarks.

At the conclusion of remarks, the Governor and First Lady will lay a wreath at the catafalque; the mayor will then lay a wreath and the ceremony will conclude.

At 12:20 p.m., the rotunda will open to members of the public who wish to pay respects. Public entrances are located at the east and west sides of the statehouse.

The Lugar family will meet guests in the south atrium of the statehouse from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Public viewing will conclude at sunset, which is 8:51 p.m. The rotunda will be closed until Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, May 15

Public viewing will continue from 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Shortly before noon, the honor guard will carry the casket out the east side of the statehouse to the motorcade parked on Capitol Avenue.

The motorcade will depart at approximately 12:05 p.m.

The motorcade will depart south on Capitol Avenue to begin its trip to St. Luke’s Church.

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(This story was originally published on May 14, 2019)

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