Representatives Sing the Hymn Amazing Grace During a Memorial Ceremony for Late Rep. Gatto
Representatives sing the hymn Amazing Grace during a memorial ceremony for late Rep. Carl Gatto Wednesday at the Capitol. Legislators and staff donned black arm bands before the floor session. Rep. Reggie Joule led the invocation, offering a prayer for Gatto and his family. Rep. Bryce Edgmon and accompanying musicians then played Johann Pachelbel's Canon. The ceremony ended with each representative, floor staff member, and Governor Sean Parnell placing a flower on Gatto's desk, which was turned into a memorial.
Audio of the ceremony, courtesy of Gavel Alaska, can be listened to or downloaded at http://www.housemajority.org/press.php?p=media&id=531&leg=27.