Stevens interred at Arlington Cemetery

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (R), who died Aug. 9 in a plane crash, will be buried Tuesday afternoon at Arlington Cemetery.

His former colleague Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) noted on Twitter that he was on his way to ceremony, which will take place at 1 pm.

"On to arlington cemetery for internment of Sen Stevens. Be off hill 2hrs. No votes scheduled," Grassley tweeted.

"HundredS mayb more than1000 turnout for SenStevens burial at Arlington. Chaplin Black gave wonderful message," he added later. 

Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate's history, was 86 when he died. As a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in World War II, he will be buried with military honors.

This post was updated at 2:04 p.m.