Memorial honoring Lantos set for Thursday in DC

Here’s the program for the service scheduled for 10 a.m. EST tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 14, in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall:

Prelude: The United States Army Band String Quartet

Welcome: grandson Tomicah Tilleman

Reading: Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Mrs. Annette Lantos
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco
daugher Annette Tillemann-Dick

Musical Selection: granddaughter Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
daughter Katrina Swett
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon
U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.
Rep. Christopher Shays, D-Conn.
musician and human rights activist Bono
granddaughter Chelsea Hedquist
grandson Tomicah Tillemann
Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel

Benediction: Rabbi Arthur Schneier

UPDATE AT 9 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Watch the ceremony streaming live on the Internet, starting at 7 a.m. PDT Thursday, at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.