Dale Oen won’t get a statesman’s funeral, so his municipality says “we’ll pay”

There has been talk about Alexander Dale Oen getting a statesman’s funeral, as did ski jumper Birger Ruud (1911 – 1998) and marathon runner Grete Waitz (1953 – 2011). But then yesterday the Norwegian government decided not to do this, and then the municipality of Øygarden confirmed that they would like to help as a final gesture to their local hero. The funeral will be from the small church of BlomvÃ¥g in Øygarden, with seating for only 300 people so they’ll have to make other arrangements also. Date not set yet, see BergensAvisen.

Image of Blomvåg Kirke courtesy of Bohuslen / Wikimedia Commons


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