Bob Dole remembered as ‘giant of our time and of all time’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole has been honored at a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral as top leaders from both parties gathered to display the kind of bipartisanship now rare in modern government. Dole’s flag-draped casket was carried in by a military honor guard as the congregation stood and Dole’s wife, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, and daughter, Robin, looked on.

President Joe Biden remembered Dole a “giant of our time and of all time.” In his eulogy, Biden spoke about Dole volunteering for military service and being gravely wounded, and how he came back to “painful” years recovering from those wounds. "God, what courage Bob Dole had,” Biden said.

A public service will be held at the World War II Memorial on Friday after lying in state at the U.S. Capitol.

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Dole’s casket is then set to travel to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall for a public service featuring Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and actor Tom Hanks.

Dole died Sunday. He was 98.