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.