Public to pay tribute to Rev. Billy Graham in Charlotte

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All of it leads up to Friday's funeral, after which Graham will be buried next to his late wife, Ruth, at the Billy Graham Library.

His casket sits inside his childhood home at the Billy Graham Library in southwest Charlotte.

Reverend Franklin Graham addressed the media Monday just after Bush left from his visit. And at the door for the first few hours was Graham's grandson, Roy, shaking the hand of every person who came to see his grandfather.

- Bill Clinton said in a statement, "Hillary and I are saddened by the passing of our friend Billy Graham, one of the most important religious leaders in American history".

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This proclamation covers not only the White House, but also all public buildings nationwide, all USA military installations, and at all US embassies around the world.

"He was a profoundly good man who conveyed simple beliefs that we can claim kinship with God by asking", Clinton said. She said Graham's sermons were influential on the older members of her family. His powerful words and the conviction they carried touched countless hearts and minds.

"I will never forget the first time I saw him, 60 years ago in Little Rock, during the school integration struggle".

Rev. Michael Fletcher is the pastor of Manna Church where thousands of people go to several different locations throughout the city to attend services. No parking is allowed at the Billy Graham Library.

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People pass the casket and are greeted by Billy Graham's grandson, Roy Graham, right, as they pay respects to Billy Graham during a public viewing at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. A free shuttle will take people back and forth from the lots to the library before ending at 9:30 p.m.

The public visitation guide below offers additional details.

He'll lie in repose on Monday and Tuesday before being moved to the U.S. Capitol.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are warning travelers that they will need to give themselves extra time to get to the airport this week because of the events surrounding the Rev. Billy Graham's visitation and funeral.

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Finally, a funeral and burial service will be held beginning at noon Friday on the library grounds in Charlotte.

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