Update: Hundreds of friends, family and political figures attended the funeral service for McGovern
George McGovern was remembered as a man who loved his country so much.
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A flag draped casket holds the body of former U. S.Senator George McGovern.
His motorcade, a symbol of respect for a man considered a leader in his party but also for international causes.
He may have lost the 1972 presidential election to President Richard Nixon.
But George McGovern is being remembered Friday or his successes not only in politics but as a champion against world hunger, a war hero and as a South Dakotan.
McGovern died Sunday at the age of 90.
Senator John Kerry and former Vice President Walter Mondale were among the list of dignitaries.
Friday, he was remembered as a man who loved his country so much, he still believed in democracy, even after losing three runs for president.
Former Senator Gary Hart was McGovern's presidential campaign man anger.
Former Senator Gary Hart said, "When the wounded veteran in Vietnam needed a voice, George McGovern was there. When the hungry child in American poverty need a voice, he was there. When women, minorities and young people sought to break down the barriers of a closed political system, his voice was there."
George McGovern will be buried in a private ceremony in Washington.
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