Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died Monday at age 88, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, the Washington Post reported. His casket will be arrive Thursday morning for public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a funeral will be held Friday at the National Cathedral, according to the Post.
House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) office has more on the tradition:
Today, he becomes the first person to lie in state since President Gerald Ford in December 2006. This tradition began in 1852 with Henry Clay of Kentucky, who served as Speaker of the House and was a member of the Senate as well. While this honor, which is subject to approval by both houses of Congress, is typically bestowed on members of the government, it has not been limited to them. Jacob Joseph Chestnut and John Michael Gibson, United States Capitol Police officers killed in the line of duty, laid in honor in the Rotunda on July 28, 1998. Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks laid in honor in October 2005.
In the photo above, preparations are made for Inouye to lie in state at the Capitol.
[Photo credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon]