The family of former Senator George McGovern will hold a prayer service tonight in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Speakers at the memorial, conducted at the First United Methodist Church, include Vice President Joe Biden, who served with McGovern for eight years in the U.S. Senate.
The funeral service will be held Friday at the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences in Souix Falls. C-SPAN will provide full coverage beginning Friday at 2PM ET.
McGovern, a Democrat, ran for president in 1972 as an anti-war candidate, losing to Richard M. Nixon, who won a second term in the White House in an electoral landslide. McGovern died in a Sioux Falls hospice last Sunday at the age of 90.