President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and congressional leaders speak at Harry Reid’s funeral in Las Vegas on Saturday
“We are honored to have such a distinguished group honoring Harry’s life and achievements,” Landra Reid, the late Senator’s wife, said in a statement. “These are not only some of the most significant leaders of our time – they are also some of Harry’s best friends.”
Obama is scheduled to deliver Reid’s praise, while Biden, House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will also speak at the ceremony at 6 p.m. 11 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Reid died last week after years of battling cancer. He retired from the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Nevada for five terms, including 12 years as the House’s top Democrat.
Elder M. Russell Ballard, a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will also speak. Carole King and Brandon Flowers from the Las Vegas-based band The Killers perform.
After the services, Reid’s remains will be transported to the US Capitol Rotunda, where he is scheduled to be honored at a ceremony on January 12.