Flags Fly At Half Mast Today As We Bid Goodbye To Rep. Dingell
Presidents and constituents say good-bye to Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell this week
Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by Rep. Fred Upton for the funeral of John Dingell the U.S. Rep for the State of Michigan. Rumor has that they both will speak at the funeral being held on Feb. 12th. in Dearbon. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the funeral mass will be held at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn and that the pallbearers at that service will include former staff members of Dingell.
Then Mr. Dingell will be transported to Washington D.C. where another service will be held. President Clinton is reported to be speaking at that funeral. Both services are open to the public and Dingell will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cememtery
Things you might not have known about Rep John Dingell...
- He was 6-foot-3
- He served nearly six decades in the U.S. House
He affectionately introduced his wife as “the lovely Deborah,”
- He had more than 250,000 followers on Twitter
- He was a longtime supporter of universal health care
- He was the longest serving member of Congress in American history
- He was a a forest ranger
- He at Two daughters and two sons. His son son Christopher D. Dingell served in the Michigan State Senate and is a judge on the Michigan Third Circuit Court.
- His wife Debbie is the first non-widowed woman to immediately succeed her husband in Congress.
- Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- He was World War II Veteran
By order of the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer U.S. and Michigan flags on all state buildings will fly at half-staff until Friday.
Thank you for your service John Dingell!