Commemorative plans released for former US Senator Harry Reid

FILE – Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., Speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after winning the election of his Democratic peers as the new Senate Minority Leader on November 16, 2004, in Washington. Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada’s longest-serving congressman, has died. He was 82 years old. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, file)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A memorial for former US Senator Harry Reid is slated for next Saturday at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

According to a spokesperson for the late US senator, the memorial will be reserved for guests. Tickets will be distributed through Senator Reid’s office. Ticket information will be published at a later date.

Family, friends and colleagues will be at the memorial which will be broadcast live. The memorial is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 8 at 11 a.m.

Many have taken to social media to express the impact the former US Senate Majority Leader has had on their lives during his tenure in Congress.

In a statement Tuesday, Obama wrote in a letter to the former Senate Majority Leader: “You were a great leader in the Senate, and at first you were more generous to me than I was entitled to.” wait for me. I would not have been President without your encouragement and support, and I would not have achieved most of what I have done without your skills and determination.

Senator Reid passed away on Tuesday, December 28 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the longest-serving state senator in Nevada history.

He leaves behind a wife and five children.

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