Visitation for Last Surviving WWI Vet Begins Sunday

Buckles to lie in repose at Arlington Tuesday

Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 6:31 PM EDT
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Visitation for Last Surviving WWI Vet Begins Sunday

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People who want to pay their respects to the last American veteran of World War I will be able to do so for three days in Washington, D.C.

Visitation for Frank Buckles will be Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons Chapel and from noon to 9 p.m. Monday.

Arlington National Cemetery spokesman Jennifer Lynch said Buckles will lie in repose from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the cemetery's memorial amphitheater. He will be buried with full military honors in a public ceremony at 4 p.m.

Buckles's daughter had wanted her father to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol, but Congress failed to approve that plan.

Buckles enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age. He died last month at his Charles Town home at age 110.

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