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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 19, 2011

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE PUBLIC SERVICES FOR GOVERNOR SCHAEFER



ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 19, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced jointly today official plans for the late Governor William Donald Schaefer to lie in state at the Maryland State House and Baltimore City Hall on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

“Governor Schaefer’s life was spent in service to the communities he loved, and his unrelenting drive to ‘do it now’ was a constant pursuit of a better Maryland for the people he served,” said Governor O’Malley. “And so it is fitting that as we mourn the loss of Maryland’s indomitable statesman, the people of Maryland can celebrate his legacy properly.”

“William Donald Schaefer personally touched the lives of thousands of Baltimore City residents, and it is fitting to allow the citizens of Baltimore to pay their final respects at City Hall, where he dedicated so much of his life to serving our great City,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “For me, and for an entire generation of residents, he set the standard for what it means to be the Mayor of an American City.”

Governor Schaefer will lie in state at the Maryland State House in Annapolis beginning at 10am until 2pm on Monday, April 25th. A brief arrival ceremony will take place outside the Maryland State House at 10am, and the State House Rotunda will be opened for public viewing at that time.

Monday afternoon, a special tour of Baltimore will be arranged for Governor Schaefer through the neighborhoods and landmarks of the City he spent his life defending. Planned route will be announced later this week.

From 6pm until 9pm on Monday, Governor Schaefer will lie in state at Baltimore City Hall, and again all day Tuesday from 9am until 9pm. City Hall Rotunda will be opened for public viewing during those times.

Funeral services will take place at Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore at 11am on Wednesday, April 27, and internment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Hunt Valley following funeral services.


WHAT: Governor Schaefer to lie in state at Rotunda of Maryland State House

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2011
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis

CONTACT: Shaun Adamec, Office of Governor O’Malley
Additional media instructions for planning purposes will be announced this week.


WHAT: Governor Schaefer motorcade to tour Baltimore landmarks

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2011
Motorcade will leave Annapolis at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Route to be announced
Baltimore

CONTACT: Michael Golden, spokesman for Governor Schaefer
Additional media instructions for planning purposes will be announced this week.


WHAT: Governor Schaefer to lie in state at Rotunda of Baltimore City Hall

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2011
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baltimore City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore

CONTACT: Ryan O’Doherty, Office of Mayor Rawlings-Blake
Additional media instructions for planning purposes will be announced this week.


WHAT: Funeral services for Governor Schaefer

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2011
11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Old St. Paul’s Church
233 Charles Street
Baltimore

CONTACT: Michael Golden, spokesman for Governor Schaefer
Additional media instructions for planning purposes will be announced this week.


WHAT: Internment of Governor Schaefer

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2011
Following funeral services

WHERE: Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
200 East Padonia Road
Timonium

CONTACT: Lt. Col. Charles Kohler, Maryland National Guard
Additional media instructions for planning purposes will be announced this week.