"Along these walls, we see the faces of Americans who prayed as they stood on the Lexington Green, who prayed as they headed west, prayed as they headed into battle, and prayed as they marched for justice, and always marched for victory".
The president gently touched the bare wood of Billy Graham's casket.
He continued: 'My father believed in heaven, he also believed in hell. "But I think when he died, that was something very strategic from Heaven's point of view", said his daughter Anne Graham Lotz. I look forward to one day standing in line to shake the hand of this mighty man of God and thank him for the significant part he played in leading me to Christ.
Trump, Pence and their wives met privately with the Graham family before the service. The day of his death, February 21, was the day Jews focus on the death of Moses, she said, and her father, too, was a great liberator.
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"He didn't know that my name was Jean", she joked.
"And it was very special", Trump said. Some see the honor as worthy of a preacher who had the ear of American presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, while others see it as a violation of the separation of church and state. Trump said his father, Fred, "said to me, 'Come on, son". During his life, Billy Graham's ministry and crusades are reported to have impacted over 215 million people in almost 200 countries. We are all in need of God's all-sufficient grace!
(Screenshot: YouTube/Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) Billy Graham, with the assistance of translator Billy Kim, preaches to an estimated 1.1 million people in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, June 3, 1973.
While Franklin Graham steered clear of politics during his message, the Trumps and Pences were the first guests he welcomed as he began. "It was the love of God that he was trying to share". "It's just not true". They are all friends who sang for Graham at his home in recent years, according to family spokesman Mark DeMoss. A military honor guard took up a position during the coffin's time there and transported it down the steps Thursday, for the trip back to North Carolina.
Other notable guests included television host Kathie Lee Gifford, musician Ricky Skaggs, evangelist Rick Warren and politician Rudy Giuliani. Political figures were also in attendance, with former N.C. governor Pat McCrory and Sarah Palin attending the service.
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Afterward, Billy Graham will be buried next to his wife in a memorial prayer garden at the library, with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Graham's ministry: "Servant, soldier and faithful steward of the Gospel of Jesus Christ". Virginia Graham also noted that her father would now be reunited with their mother.
Graham, speaking at his father's funeral today, said his father loved his mother deeply and had a hole in his heart when she died. I will just have changed my address. He is known for having met every president, Trump included, and counseled most. Graham, even after he left the presidency. He was carried into the Billy Graham Library, and on Monday and Tuesday, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton came to greet the family and pay their respects.
In 2007, Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush attended the library's dedication.
Another of Graham's favorite hymns, "Because He Lives" was performed by the Gaither Vocal Band during the service.
The United States is a force for good in this world. "I couldn't have given up alcohol on my own". "I was about 2 or 3 years old".
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