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Washington, DC, May 5, 2009

Memorial Service for Jack F. Kemp at Washington National Cathedral


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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A memorial service will be held for former congressman Jack Kemp on Friday, May 8, at 2 pm at Washington National Cathedral.

Mr. Kemp represented western New York in Congress for 18 years and played professional football, quarterbacking for the Buffalo Bills. He headed the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President George H.W. Bush and was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 1996.

The memorial service is open to family, friends, former colleagues, and all those who would like to attend. Seating for the service begins at 1 pm, and attendees should plan on arriving as close to 1 pm as possible.

The service is closed to cameras; however, media organizations are allowed outside, near the west end entrance to the Cathedral for arrivals and departures. Since all Cathedral schools are in session, no surface parking will be available. Media are asked to drop off at Wisconsin Ave. and South Rd.

More details of the service will follow.

SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral