Timing for 1st Day of VP Funeral (4 Feb 2011)
A note to let you know a few details of the events to take place on 4 Feb
2011 at the Funeral Service being held at the Fresno Community &
Entertainment Center (700 M Street, Fresno CA 93721 - See link to Map & Info
Let me mention that this is not official information put out in writing by
the family...it is simply what has been gathered so far and it is being sent
to give you an idea of what to expect.
The ceremony will be just like that for a US President in basic format with
the Casket being transported by a Military Formation and brought to lie in
state in the Convention Center and there will be many speeches made when it
arrives at the Convention Center.
You should arrive before 9:30 am as there will be thousands of people
attending and the Military formation transporting the Casket will be forming
to proceed about 4 blocks to the Convention Center.
The Military Formation will be made up of (not necessarily in this order):
- The Colors
- The flagged draped Casket
- A Rider-less Horse being lead along side the Casket
- The Honor Guard
- Bagpipers and drums
- A Band
- 300 SGU soldiers
Link to a Map for the Fresno Convention Center - it also contains many other
links for the Convention Center.