Arrival of Billy Graham’s Casket in Charlotte
POSTED: Feb. 22, 2018, 1:18 P.M. ET
A formal arrival ceremony will take place in front of the Billy Graham Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. The casket will be transported from the hearse into the Billy Graham Library, where a private viewing will be held for family members. Members of Graham's family, serving as pallbearers, will accompany the casket to the Billy Graham Library.
Media covering the arrival of the funeral motorcade need to be on the property and credentialed by 2 p.m. All media must then be in place at the designated media area in front of the Library by 2:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will take credentialed media from the Media Center to the area in front of the Library to capture the arrival of Billy Graham's casket. The media entrance will be closed from 2 to 4 p.m. to accommodate the arrival of the casket; no movement (except by escort) will be allowed on the property during this time.
A floral arrangement of white lilies in the shape of a cross will accompany the casket. This is provided by Graham's five children and is the same arrangement Graham and his wife, Ruth, customarily sent others on the occasion of a funeral.
NOTE: The arrival of the hearse and the transition of the casket from the hearse to the Billy Graham Library are open to media. However, the private family viewing at the Billy Graham Library is closed to media.