Funerals and memorial services

Christopher C. Morgan touches the casket of his son, West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, during the interment ceremony at West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 15, 2019. Over 1500 family, friends and military personnel attended, as well as former President Bill Clinton who delivered remarks at the memorial service. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy's cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan's father had...
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Douglas Barrett, left, and Rev. Shelly Denmark, with others, hold a memorial quilt during the tolling of the bells and reading of the names at First United Methodist Church in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the 3rd anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 3:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in Florida, the anniversary was observed Wednesday with somber memorial gatherings and proclamations, including one that had to be issued twice. In a proclamation, Florida Gov. Ron...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, along the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration. Independence Day is just over three weeks away, and nobody in Washington seems to know exactly what the July 4 celebrations in the nation’s capital will look like. President Donald Trump has stated he wants to reshape the annual event into a “Salute to America” that would feature Trump himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2019 - 7:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the...
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CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE GROUP TO THE MYSTIC SEVEN SISTERS INSTEAD OF THE VOODOO PRIESTESSES - A group called The Mystic Seven Sisters participates in a funeral precession for Leah Chase from St. Peter Claver Church to her restaurant "Dooky Chase's" in New Orleans, Monday, June 10, 2019. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds of admirers who filed through the church on Monday to pay last respects to Leah Chase, the "Queen of Creole Cuisine" who ran a family restaurant where civil rights strategies were discussed over gumbo and fried chicken in the 1950s and '60s. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 10, 2019 - 11:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebration of her life. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds who filed through a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Mina, now the Orange County, Fla., sheriff, says after the attack, police officers were equipped with another layer of body armor that stops rifle rounds. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Only days before the third anniversary of the worst attack on gay people in the U.S., members of central Florida's congressional delegation said Monday they were introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr smiles during an NFL football news conference in Dallas. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 09, 2019 - 5:45 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr's legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham. Starr...
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In a Saturday, June 1, 2019 photo, Jessica Whipple, center, cries during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of her daughter, 5-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley on the steps of the Historic Cache County Courthouse in Logan, Utah. Whipple's fiancee Detrich Black, left, and an unidentified woman comfort her. Shelley was abducted from her Logan home and found dead five days later in the backyard of a nearby residence. (Jeffery D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 12:26 am
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A 5-year-old girl who police say was taken from her home and killed by her uncle is expected to be laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. Family and friends are preparing for Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley's funeral after she disappeared May 25 and a wide-ranging five-day search ended when...
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Thousands gather for the funeral ceremony for longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi at Kinshasa's Martyrs Stadium for his funeral ceremony Saturday June 1, 2019. Tshisekedi, father of the current Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi, died in Brussels in February 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
June 01, 2019 - 2:32 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son is now Congo's president, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country's long-delayed elections. A funeral procession joined by thousands made its way to...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on, Wednesday, July 31, 2016, Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi speaks during a political rally in Kinshasa, Congo. The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president. Family members had accused the former government of Joseph Kabila of blocking a funeral for Tshisekedi because it feared demonstrations around the country's most popular opposition figure. His body has been in Belgium since his death in early 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompengo,File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:41 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home in Congo on Thuresday more than 2 years after his death. Tshisekedi's son Felix, who is now president of Congo, was at the airport Thursday evening to meet the plane coming from Brussels. Etienne Tshisekedi...
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Birgit Lauda, center, widow of the former formular Formula One driver Niki Lauda, attends a funeral service for Lauda in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died on May 21, 2109. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
May 29, 2019 - 4:22 am
VIENNA (AP) — Family, friends and fans gathered Wednesday at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda. The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles and rose wreaths with two...
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