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Rev. Graham, Celebrating 95 Years

The Reverend Billy Graham celebrates his 95th birthday tonight in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.

Some 900 people invited to the gathering, which starts at 7pm.

As we've all heard Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, and Rupert Murdoch were invited to the party.  A chance to pay tribute to Reverend Graham and his spiritual leadership for generations.

Tracey Johnston-Crum, Grove Park Inn Public Relations Director, "We have been working solid for the last three days to make this event really to the caliber to which it should be. We are completely honored that Reverend Graham choose to do his final message and his birthday here. This has been, I mean really, just a true honor for everyone here, it's helped excite the staff, people are excited. They want to be a part of it."

The Reverend's birthday includes the launch of the DVD, My Hope, intended to spark a spiritual awakening across the country.

There are special events today at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.     
Guests have been invited to sign a birthday card for Reverend Graham, and several visitors have say came to send a personal message.

The Billy Graham Library is part of the organization's ministry in Charlotte.

It is actually viewed as one of the Evangelists' crusades because it uses exhibits and multimedia presentations to focus on the gospel.

More than 750,000 people from all over the world have come to the library.

Today, people are signing that birthday banner.  Guests are also being offered a free copy of a book that celebrates his 60-years of ministry, and of course a slice of a giant birthday cake.

Visitors tell News 13 it's a wonderful occasion to arrive here on a day that marks a milestone in Billy Graham's life.

Landon Horton, Huntersville, "he obviously heard God's call a long time ago, and committed his life, and even today, at the age of 95, he's getting ready to do something tremendous on national television tonight, it's his life, and you don't see that often, and what a true blessing he is, and an example he's been to a lot of people."  

Be sure to tune into News 13 tomorrow night for a long-awaited broadcast from the Reverend Graham.

For the past year, Reverend Graham has worked with a video crew to record his personal message to the nation.
The 30-minute program, called The Cross, will air tomorrow night at 7:30pm, right here on WLOS.


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