Condolence book remembering Billy Graham set in NC old Capitol

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NEW YORK - JUNE 25: Billy Graham speaks during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Corona Park June 25, 2005 in the Queens borough of New York. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the site for Graham's sermons on June 24-26, which looks to draw thousands of people from across the country, and will purportedly be the aging Christian evangelist's final crusade. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Members of the public can sign a book set inside North Carolina's old Capitol building to remember the late Rev. Billy Graham.

Gov. Roy Cooper issued a proclamation ordering a "Book of Condolences" be placed inside the Capitol rotunda, where it will be starting Friday through March 2, the day of Graham's funeral in Charlotte.

Cooper then plans to present the book to Graham's family on behalf of North Carolina citizens.

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Graham died Wednesday at age 99 at his home in Montreat. Thursday's proclamation identifies Graham as "North Carolina's native son" who was "without peer as an evangelist during his lifetime" and who refused to preach to racially segregated audiences.

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