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Joe Paterno Funeral: Students To 'Guide Joe Paterno Home' During Procession

Joe Paterno's funeral and final goodbye to the Penn State and State College community is just a couple of short hours away and students are organizing to give the legendary former coach of the Nittany Lions a sendoff as The Daily Collegian's Jaclyn Saumell reports a "Guide Joe Paterno Home" movement for his procession has formed.

The initiative began with the creation of a Facebook group titled, "Guide Joe Paterno Home," co-creator of the group Eric Bress . Bress said the group was created after the news of Paterno's processional route was released Monday.

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The processional will begin at about 3 p.m. from the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center before turning left on Curtin Road by the Pattee-Paterno Library.

The library will serve as the starting place for students and all others wanting to show support for the former coach. Participants are encouraged to wear white and station themselves in a single line, linked arm in arm on both sides of the street...

The procession will begin at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus, and head east toward Beaver Stadium before turning onto Porter Road. It will proceed south then turn onto College Avenue, carrying Paterno on one last ride through the heart of State College before heading off to the burial site.

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