SPOKANE, Wash.--President Barack Obama ordered flags be flown at half staff Tuesday in honor of Spokane’s Tom Foley.
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The former Speaker of the House and former ambassador to Japan was remembered Tuesday in a memorial service art the U.S. Capitol.
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President Obama and President Bill Clinton led the tribute. House Speaker John Boehner was also in attendance.
St. Aloysius Church and Gonzaga University will host a local service on November 1 at 11:00 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. Organizers also plan to show the service on a big screen at the Martin Center on Gonzaga’s campus.
Foley was a 30 year veteran of the House.
He died on October 18 at the age of 84.