Brother *|LNAME|*,Alpha Phi Alpha will hold a national Omega Service in honor of Brother Edward W. Brooke [Beta, ’37], former Massachusetts senator (1967-1979) and founding chair of the Alpha Phi Alpha World Policy Council, today, Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. Brother Brooke transitioned into Omega Chapter on January 3, 2015. If you signed up to attend the Omega Service please be advised that seating is limited. Brothers who will be in attendance should plan to arrive no later than 3:00 pm. A reception is planned in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center immediately following the Omega Service.
Brother Brooke’s funeral services will be held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:00 am. During the funeral services, a section has been reserved for Alpha brothers and seating is extremely limited. Brother Brooke will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at 3:00 pm. We are encouraging brothers in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and surrounding areas to make a strong showing of support for these events.
Brothers are expected to wear Alpha attire (dark suit, white shirt and Alpha tie) to both events. If you are unable to attend these services, please take the time to sign the official Omega Service Guest Booklet, which will be presented to the family of Brother Brooke on behalf of the fraternity. The link will be available until March 13, 2015.
Brother Brooke was a national treasure, and Alpha Phi Alpha will recognize his tremendous contributions to our country and the fraternity. It is because of brothers like him advocating on behalf of our communities that we are the College of Friendship, the University of Brotherly Love and the School for the Better Making of Men.