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Murkowski, Sullivan Honor Life and Legacy of Congressman Don Young on Senate Floor


March 24Í, 2022
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(SitNews) Washington, D. C. -  U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) were on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday evening speaking in memory of the Congressman for All Alaska, Don Young, who passed away on March 18, 2022.

The Senators highlighted his incredible life of service to Alaska and the nation.

Watch & listen to Senator Murkowski's speech on the Senate floor honoring the Late Congressman Don Young

Watch & listen to Senator Dan Sullivan's speech on the Senate floor honoring the late Congressman Don Young.

U.S. Capitol Arrangements and Logistics for The Honorable Donald Edwin Young

Today, March 24th, the Office of Alaska At-Large released the following announcement from William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms:

 Arrangements for The Honorable Donald Edwin Young

The Honorable Donald Edwin Young will lie in state in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Please note the following important information regarding this event:

Arrival Ceremony and Congressional Tribute, Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00 AM

An Arrival Ceremony will be held on the East Front House Steps at 10:30 AM. A Congressional Tribute will be held in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol at 11:00 AM.  (Please note that the Congressional Tribute is only open to a limited number of invited Members of Congress and Congressman Young’s family, friends, and staff. Members attending the Congressional Tribute should arrive no later than 10:30 AM. )

Members and staff with a valid Congressional ID not attending the Congressional Tribute may view the Arrival Ceremony from the designated location adjacent to the Press Triangle on the East Front. Members and Staff should arrive prior to 10:30 AM for the Arrival Ceremony.

Lying in State, Tuesday, March 29th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Statuary Hall will open from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM to guests invited by the Young family, Members of Congress, and Congressional staff to pay respects. Members who wish to pay their respects may proceed directly to Statuary Hall at any time between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. 

Staff with a valid Congressional ID that wishes to pay their respects may escort up to 15 guests to the Crypt where they will be greeted by Capitol Visitors Services personnel. Staff and guests may access the Capitol via the tunnels. Guests will not need passes for this viewing. Capitol Visitor Services staff will be posted throughout to assist.  (Photography in Statuary Hall is prohibited during the viewing.)


On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the Capitol and Capitol Visitor Center will be closed to tours. Tours will resume modified operations on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Vehicle Access

Because of these events, access to the Capitol Plaza will be restricted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, until the conclusion of the departure ceremony. Members are asked to please park in underground garages.

Additional Services: Public Memorial Service

A public Memorial Service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia 22066, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 11:00 AM.

Congressman Young’s family, friends, and staff invite you to a service memorializing his life and legacy. This event is open to the public and anyone who wants to honor Congressman Young’s accomplishments on behalf of Alaska and the nation are encouraged to attend.

Edited By: Mary Kauffman, SitNews

Source of News:

Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

Office of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan

Office of Alaska At-Large

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