John Lewis Memorialized At U.S. Capitol Today

Congressman John Lewis will be honored today as he will lie in State at the U.S. Capitol.  Visitation for Lewis’ family and members of Congress, which will take place inside the Capitol’s Rotunda, will begin at 1:30 pm.  The public will be able to pay its respects to the former civil rights leader as his caskets will rest on the steps of the east side of the Capitol from 6 pm to 10 pm tonight and 8 am to 10 pm tomorrow.  Mourners will be required to wear face coverings.  There will be road closures in and around the city from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm today.  Parts of East Capitol, Second and First Streets, Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue, SE will be closed through Wednesday.