Penn State football legend Joe Paterno will be laid to rest this week and his family has announced that his funeral will be preceded by a two-day viewing and a public memorial this week on the Penn State Campus.
At this time it’s still not clear who will be invited to the Thursday memorial service at Bryce Jordan Center however the facility is able to hold up to 16,000 people.
A large show of support is likely as many students, faculty and alumni have voice their support for Paterno after the University fired him to cover their own lack of proper investigative measures following the outbreak of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal for which Paterno had reported issues many years prior.
The public viewing will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be located in a campus spiritual center, that viewing will be proceeded with a private funeral for family and friends on Wednesday afternoon.
In remembrance of Joe Paterno, 85, who died on Sunday of complications from Lung Cancer Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett ordered that all flags at the state Capitol and state facilities be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday.
In the meantime the legacy of Joe Paterno rages on at Penn State and can be felt at “moment of silence” events around the campus. Talk has also heated up that Beaver Stadium be renamed “Joe Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium” an idea school officials have toyed with for the last several years.
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