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Public invited to pay respects to Kennedy

The public is being invited to pay its respects to Sen. Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose at his brother's presidential library.
/ Source: WHDH-TV

The public is being invited to pay its respects to Sen. Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose at his brother's presidential library.

Public visiting hours at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum are Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

An invitation-only memorial service will be held at the library Friday evening. Then on Saturday, President Barack Obama will speak at a private funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood.

The library will reopen to the public at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

A burial service for Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy died Tuesday at age 77 after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer.

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