Memorial services have been set for Braves legend and Hall of Fame Hank Aaron. Family announced Friday that Aaron died in his sleep at age 86.
The first memorial service will be held at Truist Park Tuesday at 1 p.m. A second service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta Wednesday at 1 p.m.
All services will be closed to the public due to COVID-19. WSB-TV will air Tuesday’s service LIVE on Channel 2. Both services will also be streamed on WSBTV.com and on the WSB Now app on your Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV.
Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein is told former president Bill Clinton and former MLB commissioner Bud Selig will attend one of the services.
More information and a full list of speakers are expected to be announced later.
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The Braves opened Truist Park over the weekend for fans to stop by and pay tribute to their Home Run King. A statue of Hank Aaron sits in the park’s Monument Garden complete with a 755 background made of baseball bats to represent all of his career home runs.
A steady stream of mourners trickled in to place flowers on a statue of the baseball legend and take pictures. Fans also stopped by the old Turner Field and Fulton County Stadium site where Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record with No. 715.
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