Tennesseans paid their final respects to former state Sen. Douglas Henry Thursday, as the Democratic lawmaker was laid in state at the Capitol. It's a rare honor that's been afforded fewer than a dozen times in the building's 150-year history.
Scores of mourners were on hand as an honor guard opened the doors to the legislature's ceremonial lounge. Henry's body lay in a casket draped with the Tennessee flag. Behind it were three more state flags, flanked by the American flag and the official flag of the General Assembly.