Today, on June 10, 2016, Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest after a 19 mile-long procession and a star-studded funeral at KFC Yum in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville was Ali’s hometown and his burial site is in the area as well. When Ali is buried today, he will buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, in Louisville, Kentucky with a private ceremony for close friends and family.
Fans have set up seats, flowers and signs outside the cemetery to watch The Champ’s arrival. One woman has even scattered rose petals outside the entrance of the cemetery in Ali’s honor. See a photo of this below.
Cave Hill Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the Louisville area. It is a National Cemetery as it holds military graves as well. The cemetery was built in 1848 on what was previously, William Johnston’s Cave Hill Farm, and is also a well-known arboretum.
The 90-minute procession that began at 9 a.m. ET this morning, follows all the most memorable places in Ali’s life. According to CNN, the procession will ride by the Ali Center, Ali’s childhood home, Central High School (where Ali graduated from) and then to the Columbia Gym where Ali first trained.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. ET, with speakers including Billy Crystal and former President Bill Clinton.