After Church Service, McCain to Depart Arizona for Last Time

Biden said his friendship with McCain was one that “transcended whatever political differences we had”. “Google Maps lets users suggest labels for notable locations, and sometimes users play pranks to make a point, but they rarely leave a permanent mark”.


Arizona Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald said McCain’s friendship inspired him to visit Vietnam.

“Imagining Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon”, he said.

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a eulogy for his longtime friend Sen. The viewing will go on as long as people are waiting in line, Rick Davis, McCain’s former presidential campaign manager, said Monday. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.

McCain spoke out several times against Trump, including after the president’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at which Trump appeared to side with Putin over USA intelligence officials on the issue of election interference. McCain died of brain cancer last Saturday at age 81.

“I think what Senator McCain has become and will remain in our memory and in his legacy, is a unifying force in our country”, McMaster said. The memorial, which began Thursday morning at around 10:00 a.m. PST, is slated to include tributes from two of McCain’s children, Andrew McCain and Bridget McCain, as well as a performance of “Amazing Grace” from the student choir, and a recessional to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”.

The church has is a spacious, half-circle indoor amphitheater with purple fabric seats and benches that holds 3,500.

Mourners were given programs with an image of a sunset.

On Wednesday former congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona presented the wreath at the state Capitol ceremony. They then became colleagues in the Senate after McCain was elected to his first term in the mid-1980s. Jimmy McCain served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan for both the U.S. Marines and the Army. “But you’re going to have to be a big man in a big office”. “What I hope also, I hope that Senator McCain’s example will draw more people to government service and service in the military in particular”.

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LIVE: Former VP Biden speaks at memorial service for John McCain.

In September 1991, President George H.W. Bush made the infamous comment of being “one lonely guy” going up against “a thousand lobbyists” in his opposition to lobbying efforts for Israel to obtain U.S. loan guarantees to help it borrow money to absorb one million Soviet Jews. John McCain in Phoenix in a speech at his memorial service on Thursday, sharing personal stories about their time together in the Senate and lamenting disorder and division in the chamber that McCain fought to fix.

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During a brief private service inside the Capitol rotunda, Gov. Doug Ducey remembered McCain as a senator and internationally known figure as well as a key figure in the history of the Arizona.

McCain, who would have turned 82 on this day, is the third person in 40 years to lie in state at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

After Thursday’s church service, a military aircraft was scheduled to take McCain’s body back east for a lying-in-state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, a service at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, and burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


McCain’s casket was loaded into the hearse; the procession departed for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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