RUSSELL, Kan. (HPPR/KPR/KNS) — Bob Dole’s hometown said a proud farewell to the former senator one last time on Saturday.
The town of just over 4,000 in central Kansas packed a memorial service at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The ceremony happened near the house where Russell’s most famous resident grew up and returned to after suffering wounds in World War II that would challenge him until his death this month.
Dole’s casket will now travel back to Washington, D.C., and be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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