Rep. Don Young died March 18.

On March 29, a formal motorcade will transport the body of Congressman Don Young to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to lie in-state.

Young died unexpectedly on March 18 while attempting to fly back to Alaska for a campaign event. The longest serving member of the U.S. House at the time of his death, Young was the Dean of the House of Representatives. His death has created the necessity of holding a special statewide election to choose someone to fill out the remaining months of his term.

On March 29, at 10:30 a.m., the motorcade will bring Young’s body to the U.S. House. His family will be in attendance, along with his current and former congressional staff. Other congressional staff, from both parties, have been invited to attend the processional ceremony as Young’s body, accompanied by his family, ascends the House steps.

Young’s body will lie in-state in Statuary Hall from 12-2 p.m. for guests invited by the Young family, members of Congress, and congressional staff to pay their respects.

Motorcade to bring Rep. Young’s body to U.S. Capitol one last time

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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  • Theresa says:

    Eternal rest grant unto Don Young, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.