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Muhammad Ali grave site to be unveiled at Cave Hill Cemetery

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Exactly five months after Muhammad Ali's death, his grave site will be unveiled.

A ceremony is planned Thursday morning at the historic Cave Hill Cemetery where he was buried in June.  Thousands have already been past his grave, as grounds keepers put finishing touches on the black headstone. 

Many paying their respects have left mementos and notes at the final resting place of "The Greatest." Cave Hill isn't allowing video cameras, but that hasn't stopped the many selfies and smartphone pictures that have been taken. 

Security says as many as 800 cars pass through their gates each day to see Ali's monument, and they say it's the biggest attraction at the sprawling cemetery. 

The unveiling is expected to include a statement from Ali's widow, Lonnie. 

If you want to visit Muhammad Ali's grave, enter the front gates of Cave Hill Cemetery on Baxter Avenue.  After going through the gates, follow the main road to the office and take a right.  You'll see a painted green line on the roadway with arrows that will take you to section U.  Ali's grave site is on the right. 

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