Vice President Joe Biden was among the featured speakers during Thursday night's prayer service for George McGovern at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.

"You all had such an intimate relationship with George for so many years here.  But, I have to tell you Hunter (my son) and I are genuinely honored to be here.  Several of you said to me---you're in the middle of a campaign, how can you be here?  Where I come from the question is---how can you not be here."

Former South Dakota Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin also spoke during the service.

"Those of us from my generation and younger people who knew George McGovern have been inspired by him!  We have an obligation to pursue our dreams because that's the legacy of this great man."

The ceremony  featured heartfelt tributes by McGovern family members, longtime friends and political loyalists.

McGovern, the former Presidential Candidate, died Sunday at age 90.

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