Omega Service and Funeral Arrangements for Brother Edward W. Brooke

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Brother Edward W. Brooke [Beta, ’37], former Massachusetts senator (1967-1979) and founding chair of the Alpha Phi Alpha World Policy Council, transitioned into Omega Chapter on January 3, 2015.

Alpha Phi Alpha will hold a national Omega Service in honor of Brother Brooke and his many accomplishments on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. If you would like to attend, please click here to add your name to the list. 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. 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, or surrounding areas to make a strong showing of support for these 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 for our communities that we are the College of Friendship, the University of Brotherly Love and the School for the Better Making of Men.


Mark S. Tillman