Perry Funeral

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Michael Perry receives the American Flag that covered the coffin of his father, Judge Matthew J. Perry, during an internment service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in Columbia, S.C. Church officials said nearly 2,000 mourners packed one of the city’s largest Baptist churches for the ceremony. Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Columbia’s first black mayor, Steve Benjamin, attended. Dozens of judges and Perry’s law clerks past and present served as honorary pallbearers. (AP Photo/The State, Gerry Melendez)