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GOL Announces Funeral Arrangements For Minister McClain
MONROVIA, August 15 (LINA) - The Liberian Government has announced the funeral arrangements for Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr., Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to the President of Liberia.
According to a Foreign Minister release, from Wednesday, August 17, to Friday, August 19, the Book of Condolence for the late Minister McClain will be opened in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 20, at 4:00 p.m., the body of the late Dr. McClain will be conveyed under appropriate military escort from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home in Sinkor, to the Providence Baptist Church on the Ashmun Street where wake keeping will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The release said while en route to the Providence Baptist Church, the body of the fallen Minister will be conveyed briefly to the grounds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Monday, August 22, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Dr. McClain at the Providence Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by internment at the Melton Family Plot in Upper Caldwell.
The release said as a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a period of mourning during which the national ensign will be flown at half-mast from all public buildings from Monday, August 8, to Monday, August 22.