On Thursday, the U.S. Senate formally bade goodbye to Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died Monday at 89, with a rare ceremony held for the last World War II veteran serving in the chamber. His flag-draped casket was carried by a U.S. military honor guard up the Senate steps and into the chamber, where it rested in the chamber atop the Lincoln catafalque, a bier built for the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln.
June 7, 2013 A joint U.S. military casket team carries the flag-draped casket of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg to his final resting place in Section 2 at Arlington National Cemetery. Sen. Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Senate, was buried with military honors. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo