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Jul 6, 2010 8:14 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Byrd burial service planned for today

A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to his late wife Erma.

The burial is the final moment of farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman who served half a century in the U.S. Senate.

Byrd died June 28 at the age of 92 at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

His body lay in repose on the Senate floor in Washington last week and thousands in West Virginia also paid their respects at a public viewing in Charleston, where President Barack Obama attended a memorial service.

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