October 26, 2012
Tom Parliman plays the bagpipes at the end of a funeral service Friday for former Democratic U.S. Senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D. McGovern died Sunday in his native South Dakota at age 90.
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George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday for galvanizing the Democratic party’s liberal wing and inspiring a new generation to take up his causes.