National Cathedral to host funeral of Colin Powell

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The funeral of former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be held at Washington National  Cathedral on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, beginning at 12 pm ET.

“Beyond his military and diplomatic success, Secretary Powell became a universally respected north star on the nation’s moral compass,” said The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “Now, in this moment of painful polarization, we mourn the loss of his idealism, his non-partisan patriotism, his decency and his call to put America above personal ambition.”

The funeral of Secretary Powell will not be open to the public, and only those with tickets will be authorized to attend. All safety measures will be followed to ensure the health of the staff and guests in attendance. Members of the press must register at this link to request press credentials in order to be considered for access to the funeral service.

A livestream of the funeral will be available from the Cathedral.