It was fitting to lay Rush to rest quietly and privately with close friends in attendance.
Conservative talk legend Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest Wednesday in a very private ceremony at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
The 70-year-old Limbaugh died on February 17 after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer. Security was very tight as a horse-drawn carriage was brought in to carry “El Rushbo,” as he was known to his fans, to his final resting place.
Sources say the north St. Louis County cemetery was closed to the public for several hours Wednesday, as an estimated 40 family members and dignitaries had to clear security before being allowed through the gates.
Many expected Limbaugh to be buried in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Instead, he will rest in eternity alongside some of St. Louis’s most famous residents.
While Florida flew flags at half staff in his honor on Wednesday, Palm Beach County refused to comply.
Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh —a move that the governor’s office called “petty.”
The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Tuesday afternoon order directing its U.S. and Florida flags to be flown at half-staff. He also ordered the Town of Palm Beach and the State Capitol in Tallahassee to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday. Those flags were lowered.