Memorial service held in honor of John Lewis

Rev. Darryl Caldwell speaks as the casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., lies in repose during a service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” at Troy University on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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UPDATED 4:05 PM PT — Saturday, July 25, 2020

A memorial service was held in Alabama this weekend in honor of late civil rights icon John Lewis. Saturday’s memorial was held in Lewis’s hometown, where his loved ones gathered to celebrate the “Boy from Troy.”

The congressman from Georgia died on July 17th. This memorial was one of several that will be held this weekend to pay tribute to Lewis.

On Monday, a ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., where Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

“As we depart this place, may the humility of John Robert Lewis keep us focused on serving others, may his willingness to cause good trouble prevent us from tolerating injustice, and may his example inspire a new generation,” stated one memorial speaker.

The catafalque for the casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is visible in the center of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Friday, July 24, 2020, before he lies in state Monday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On Sunday, his casket will be carried across the Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and other civil rights activists were beaten 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday.”

His final stop will be in Atlanta, Georgia, which he represented in Congress for more than 30 years. Lastly, he will be laid to rest in the South View Cemetery on Thursday.

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