Skip to comments.Funeral for Tony Snow Open to Public
Posted on 07/14/2008 7:00:52 PM PDT by kristinn
The funeral service for former White House spokesman Tony Snow will be open to the public. The service will be held Thursday morning at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
The White House announced earlier today that President and Mrs. Bush would attend the service.
Details as announced by the Shrine:
Mass of Christian Burial for Tony Snow
Thursday, 17 July 2008
10:00 am - Funeral Mass - Great Upper Church
Open to the Public
Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
(Will Need to Pass through Security Checkpoint Magnetometers)
The Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Reverend David O'Connell, CM
President of The Catholic University of America
Celebrant & Homilist
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Metro: Red Line Brookland/CUA
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Thanks for the info!
Well you know I am there, Tony was a good friend on and off air.
His family is as gracious in their mourning as Tony was in his life.
Tony always enjoyed when you called the show, and so did we!
I read earlier that the Westboro Phelps were gonna show up.
What scares me about a public service is the possibility that far left wackos might show up to try and disrupt it.
The media won’t cover the Westboro Baptist
Church freaks, so I hope someone from Free
Republic will have a video camera fixed on
them to capture their reviling trailer trash
antics. Good Youtube fodder.
God bless Tony Snow and his family.
I called the Alexandria PD...the Wash DC PD...and talked to a great guy at the Secret Service.
They are all aware of the problem and were VERY nice and supportive.
Since the President will be there, you can be assured the security will be tight.
ya might wanna check the patriot guard website. I think they’re a little involved.
Oh, I agree with you. Just vision Code Pink causing a problem. They do tend to slip inside everywhere. I am concerned.
ping...I got a hold of a lot of people today.
The leftists from Code Pink, Moveon etc. believe that such protests are clearly indicative of some national mood when in reality even those that agree with some of the sentiments professed in these disruptions know that for every citizen that applauds such tactics nine more believe it is anything but effective.
So I say bring it on! Such a disruption would once again be a bold illustration of the nastiness/childishness inherent in the tactics of the "peaceful" left. All bun, no meat.
Holy crap, there is nothing I can say, it’s Tony. I’m so freakin sad!! Thank you Kristinn for posting this. I just hope his family knows how much we love him.
kristinn, is FReeRepublic as an organization doing anything, like flowered wreath or donation to Wounded Warriors or Dana Farber? If so, is there a separate place to donate to that?
This may have been asked and answered previously but I did not see. Thanks.
Hopefully the regulators will be there.
What’s their name... Rolling Thunder?
Westboro Cult needs to be exposed. They
do not represent my Jesus. How dare they
use the name of Christ to advance their
see #10. the authorities have been notified. if you need contact names, FReepmail me and I’ll tell you who I talked to.
Easy to say when it's not a funeral service for one of your own loved ones.
I am firmly convinced that the majority of the public pays zero attention to such incidents. Of the minority who do, most just shrug. Of those who don't shrug, most already have their political leanings set in stone. So the only practical effect of such incidents is that they disrupt the grieving people closest to the deceased.
I think that because the President will be there...it will be treated like a head of state funeral, with all security employed.
What scares me about a public service is the possibility that far left wackos might show up to try and disrupt it.”
yes, and I pray that won’t happen. At least we can be assured that there will be AMPLE security (particularly with GW and Laura there!!) to keep any of that riff-raff at quite a distance.
Those freaks have a way of acting all normal to get inside the security perimeter, then they pull their garbage once the event starts.
Both Tony Snow and Laura Ingraham were/are Catholic converts.
A class act.”
Of the highest order!!! Bless Tony Snow’s soul, and much love to his wife Jill and three beautiful children. We’ll miss him SO much, his style, grace, humor, and extraordinary kindness.
Tony, we hardly knew ‘ye.
If Code Pink tries to “slip in” and disrupt Tony’s
funeral, I guarantee it will be their last slip up!
Oh please no.......that can NOT happen.
I hate to say it, but I hope Code Pink scumbags stay away.
I wouldn’t put it past those sick minds to try something stupid.
I thought the same thing. But hopefully with the secret service there, they will not be able to pull their normal antics.
Just to let you know:
I called Alexandria PD
Washington DC PD
Every time I was “kicked upstairs” to a senior officer and was treated with the BEST civility.
I don’t think we’ll have to worry about miscreants. The police know this man...and he is covered.
Good to know!
And your point is...!?
There’s this devious side of me that actually
would like to see CP try something ... but
not at Tony’s funeral.
I wonder if “Beats Workin’” will play at his
from the earlier thread it seems the Westboro folks will show up at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA ... don’t anyone let them know the change of venue!
"Bring it on!" may be not have been the best way to put it. I don't WANT this to happen. My point is there would be no better illustration of the left's inherent belief that the intention justifies by-any-means-necessary. Even if that means disrupting a funeral service.
I’m so glad this is where it’s going to be held. The Basilica is incredibly beautiful. How fitting for Tony.
That is a thoughtful gesture I just hope a bunch code pink types don’t show up.
I’m not sure if there will be time, since it’s a funeral mass. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they played a memorial gig or if there were some kind of memorial concert with a bunch of music friends.
Just curious, how big is this place? How many people can it seat?
If I were close by, I would be there. What a great gentleman, Tony Snow was!
Code Pink is horrible, but they aren’t that stupid. They’re not yet in the Westboro league.
And my point is that the vast majority of the public will never even know it happened. Of those who do get the news, a large chunk of them will either shrug or agree with the Leftist freaks.
It’s all covered...we’ve been working all day on it.
From their website:
Seating capacity, Upper Church (approximate): 3,500 persons
Total capacity, Upper Church (approximate): 6,000 persons
It is the largest Catholic church in the United States, the eighth largest religious structure in the world, and the tallest building in Washington, D.C..
I commented before on an earlier thread that Tony was a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Could we organize something, perhaps as part of the FReepathon going on now, and make one large donation from FR to the WW’s in Tony’s memory?
Westboro Baptist Church is nothing more than a liberal front group trying to discredit Christianity.