Specter Laid to Rest at Shalom Memorial Park

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was buried in a late afternoon service at Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon Valley.

Hundreds of people came out as former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon Valley.

A swift-moving funeral procession, lead by the elite Philadelphia Police Department's Highway Patrol unit, moved up Byberry Road and into Shalom Memorial Park.

Shortly after the procession arrived, the burial service began.

As the service progressed, several military members played "Taps" as Specter was laid to rest in a shaded area of the tree-filled cemetery. Several attendees were seen wiping tears from their eyes.

Members of the media and several bystanders gathered in a clearing along Byberry Road to try to catch a view of the ceremony.

Specter was at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion.


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