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Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery 

Former Kansas senator and celebrated World War II hero Bob Dole was laid to rest with a three-volley salute and full army honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday 

Dole died on December 5, 2021, after a battle with lung most cancers. He was 98. The service at Arlington has been pending since then after a collection of nationwide and statewide tributes.

Family and shut buddies stated their closing farewell to the former U.S. Senate majority chief at the invitation-only memorial and graveside providers. The memorial service was held at Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Virginia, and graveside providers adopted at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation posted messages from the service contained in the chapel.

‘May God Bless Bob Dole. A person that so many individuals liked. His life and legacy lives on in us after we act with braveness in service to others,’ Major Mel O’Malley, chaplain, U.S. Army, stated.

‘God took the initiative on this Kansas athlete doing his factor. A God so clever, he knew what was finest for Bob. A God so highly effective he may do what was finest for Bob. What a life,’ Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, chaplain, U.S. Senate, stated.

‘The secret of Bob’s nice life is that he grew to become a “whosoever.” He left a legacy of not simply how to dwell however how to die,’ Black stated.

The band performed America the Beautiful because the casket group folded his flag. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley went down on one knee to hand it to former Sen. Elizabeth Dole.  

Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley goes down on one knee to hand flag to Bob Dole’s widow, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole 

Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole holds the U.S. flag shut to her coronary heart after it was offered to her throughout the burial service for her late husband Bob Dole

A army honor guard carries the casket containing the stays of Bob Dole throughout his burial providers at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022

Family and shut buddies stated their closing farewell to Dole at the invitation-only memorial and graveside providers at Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Virginia, and graveside providers adopted at Arlington National Cemetery (pictured) 

Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole of N.C., listens as Taps is performed throughout the burial service for her late husband Bob Dole’s burial service Wednesday  

A army honor guard folds a U.S. flag over Dole’s casket to current to his widow 

A army honor guard folds a U.S. flag over Dole’s casket to current to his widow

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley salutes former Sen. Elizabeth Dole of N.C., after presenting a U.S. flag throughout her late husband’s burial service

A army honor guard carries the casket containing the stays of Bob Dole. Dole, who was wounded in World War II, served almost 36 years in Congress and was the GOP’s chief within the Senate for greater than a decade 

Dole now rests alongside round 400,000 different distinguished army members buried at Arlington over the past 150 years

Dole, who was wounded in World War II, served almost 36 years in Congress and was the GOP’s chief within the Senate for greater than a decade. In February 2021, he introduced he had been identified with most cancers. 

Dole has been celebrated for his army service, advocating for veterans and spearheading the drive to get the World War II Memorial constructed on the National Mall in Washington.    

In December, Dole lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, as President Biden and others gathered to pay tribute to an ‘American large.’ 

At Dole’s burial service Wednesday, a three-volley salute and the taking part in of faucets was adopted by the folding of the flag adorning Dole’s casket and offered to his household.

 Dole now rests alongside round 400,000 different distinguished army members buried at Arlington over the past 150 years. 

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pay their respects throughout a Congressional memorial service for former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) at the US Capitol in Washington DC, on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Dole, who served on Capitol Hill for 36 years, died in his sleep on December 5 at the age of 98

Former Sen. Bob Dole, proper, and his spouse Elizabeth Dole acknowledge well-wishers throughout a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2019. Dole was buried Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Arlington National Cemetery

Dole, who was buried Wednesday, was a Senator from 1969-1996, ran for president 3 instances and grew to become the Republican nominee for president in 1996. Pictured: US President-elect George HW Bush (1924 – 2018) (left) and US Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole converse with journalists at a press convention in 1988

His widow, Elizabeth Dole, former Cabinet secretary and North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, was in attendance, together with about 00 shut relations shut buddies. 

Dole, a local of Russell in western Kansas, was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, shedding that year to incumbent Democrat Bill Clinton. He served almost 36 years in Congress and was the GOP’s chief within the Senate for greater than a decade.

While Dole could possibly be sharply partisan, he has been remembered as a practical congressional chief prepared to compromise to go laws such because the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. He additionally was identified for his self-deprecating wit. 

Dole has been celebrated for his army service, advocating for veterans and spearheading the drive to get the World War II Memorial constructed on the National Mall in Washington. 

He was severely wounded in preventing as a 21-year-old Army platoon chief in northern Italy in 1945. As he charged a German position, a shell fragment hit him, crushing two vertebrae and paralyzing his arms and legs.

He spent three years recovering in a hospital and by no means regained use of his proper hand. He grew to become a lawyer and started his political career within the early Fifties with a time period within the Kansas House.