How Billy Graham changed my life

Feb 26, 2018, 07:10
How Billy Graham changed my life

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is expected to read a proclamation recognizing March 2, 2018 as Billy Graham Day, according to the Charlotte City Council agenda.

The Rev. Billy Graham's body has arrived in his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession drew large crowds of well-wishers.

The Bush family will visit with the Graham family and pay their respects to the evangelical leader at the Graham Family Homeplace.

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A viewing will be held at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday.

Bush tells how Graham's most meaningful service came just days after the 9/11 attacks after he asked him to lead the service at Washington National Cathedral. "Rev Billy Graham was an American evangelist and minister, internationally known for his devout faith, inherent humility, and inclusive nature".

The motorcade rolled through Black Mountain, where he shopped and caught trains, to Montreat, where he lived.

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Graham, who died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions of listeners around the world with his rallies and his pioneering use of television.

An office staff member said the former President and former first lady have a "longstanding scheduling commitment" on Friday, March 2 that they can not break.

Former president George W Bush and wife Laura will not be able to attend the funeral due to a prior commitment. The invitation-only service is scheduled to include at least 2,300 people.

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Congress is likewise demonstrating its collective admiration of Graham by deciding that his body should lie in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol this Wednesday.

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