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Stevens to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Stevens will be buried on September 28
  • Stevens died on August 9 when a plane in which he was flying crashed in southwest Alaska
  • Stevens was the longest-serving GOP senator in history

(CNN) -- Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on September 28, according to a statement from a Stevens family spokesman.

Stevens, a decorated World War II pilot, will be buried with honors, Elliott Bundy said.

The ceremony will be open to the Stevens' family and friends.

Stevens, 86, and four others died August 9 when the plane in which they were flying crashed into the side of a mountain in remote southwestern Alaska.

Hundreds of people filled Anchorage Baptist Temple last week to pay their respects to the senator, who was remembered by speakers at the service as a man who embodied the state.

Vice President Joe Biden, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye were among the mourners.

Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. Senate history.