Memorial service celebrates life, legacy of Sen. John McCain

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Graham also said he would offer Trump some advice: Act more like McCain. May the senator rest in peace.

The two men who defeated McCain in his White House campaigns, Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, are to deliver eulogies at a Saturday service at the National Cathedral in Washington.

McCain died on Saturday at the age of 81 and Donald Trump offered no honest condolences on the day of McCain's death. Wednesday would have been his 82nd birthday. She says Arizona lost a champion for the military. Gonzalez and Doan will be among those carrying McCain's casket. The bad blood between the two persisted after McCain's death, with his family asking Trump not to attend the funeral and the White House fumbling the formal response to the death of a prominent senator. McCain's casket to the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda.

Former military members in shorts and T-shirts stopped and saluted the closed casket flanked by National Guard members at the Arizona Capitol.

Trump also blasted McCain for his deciding "no" vote on Republicans' efforts to partially repeal Obamacare previous year.

The 81-year-old Republican died Saturday of an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Veterans and constituents are already lining up around the Arizona State Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. Jon Kyl who both gave heartfelt remarks. John McCain's body left the state Capitol for a second day of memorial services for the maverick politician, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate.

He said he would miss McCain and that his greatest contribution was national security.

"I'm going to make sure that the Congress keeps asking the hard questions and try to persuade President Trump, if you leave Afghanistan, it will blow up in your face, that hoping Syria gets better without a strategy won't work, and do it in a Lindsey way", he said.

It comes as more than 100 people are waiting under canopies in 90-plus degree heat to pay their respects to McCain during a public viewing Wednesday afternoon at the Arizona Capitol.

"He represented our values all over the world as senator from Arizona and America is stronger for his fierce defense of our values", Kyl said. We can be proud, he was our Senator.

She wrote: "All that I am is thanks to him". "It was what John McCain had done and demonstrated over and over and over again".

In a lengthy New York Times report about Trump and McCain's mutual disdain, reporters Michael D. Shear and Katie Rogers reveal that aides fear the president will lash out at McCain, who has been getting wall-to-wall coverage on cable news this week.

Late Sen. John McCain's desk on the Senate floor. It's clear from the footage that McCain was incredibly beloved by everyone who knew him, as well as his constituents. Privileged to proudly call him a fellow Arizonan.

"The impact that he's had on myself, Arizona, the nation", Fitzgerald said.

Former Arizona SenatorJon Kyl said he has been with McCain all around the world and that he had better instincts on when to assert US power than anyone else he knew. John McCain on the Senate floor. "It's just not natural".

"He fought like hell for the causes he believed in", Ducey said.

McCain's lifelong friend and former Congressman Jim Kolbe placed a wreath by his side before Sen.

With his head bowed in prayer Flake said "we are especially grateful that John made Arizona his home".

The final words of the ceremony were read by Father Reese.

NBC News reported that during the service, Gov. Doug Ducey stated that McCain was not only a major figure in the history of Arizona but the state's "favorite adopted son".

Mr McCain is the third person to lie in state in the rotunda in the last 40 years; others were Arizona state senator Marilyn Jarrett in 2006 and Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens, a Tucson resident, in 1980.

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