Don Young talks during a visit to the Empire offices in June of 2021. Memorials for Alaska’s longtime at-large congressman are planned for Washington and Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Don Young talks during a visit to the Empire offices in June of 2021. Memorials for Alaska’s longtime at-large congressman are planned for Washington and Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Public memorials set for late-US Rep Don Young next week

On Saturday, April 2, a memorial is scheduled to be held at Anchorage Baptist Temple, in Anchorage

Associated Press

JUNEAU — Public memorial services are planned for next week in the Washington, D.C.-area and in Alaska to honor the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young.

Young’s former congressional office announced a service at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia on Wednesday. The memorial service will be held the day after Young is to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. Great Falls is near Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, April 2, a memorial is scheduled to be held at Anchorage Baptist Temple, in Anchorage, the office said. Details on a livestream of the event were expected to be announced later, the office said.

Both memorial services will be open to the public, the office said.

Young, who died on Friday at age 88, was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. House history. He had held Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat since 1973.

A special primary is set for June 11 and special election for Aug. 16 to determine who will serve the remainder of Young’s term, which expires in January. The state Division of Elections is targeting Sept. 2 for certification of the special election.

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