Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

How to watch John McCain's funeral and memorial online

How to watch John McCain's funeral and memorial online

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.

US Senator Chuck Schumer has garnered backing from a key GOP senator in his bid to rename a US Senate building for John McCain.

Arizona Senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain passed away on Saturday night at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer.

McCain was a stalwart ally of Israel.

At a private ceremony held Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda to honor McCain, Brewer said her goodbyes and reflected on the veteran's legacy. His body will depart from church around 12 p.m. local time, on August 30th, and a motorcade will escort him to the 161st Air Refueling Wing at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

McCain will then be buried on Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, beside former classmate and close friend Chuck Larson.

During the 1970s, Dole - who had met McCain's father - became one of the millions of Americans who wore a metal bracelet with the name of a serviceman who was captured or missing during the Vietnam War.

Senator Jeff Flake, like McCain, an Arizona Republican, said he would co-sponsor such a resolution.

But John Russell said Richard Russell's support for racial segregation shouldn't make him unworthy of honor almost 50 years after his death.

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is awarded the 2017 Liberty Medal by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 16, 2017. John McCain will be missed.

All of them say they feel a special connection to him, whether it's because they served in the Vietnam Conflict with him, or had a shared love of music.

John McCain start in his adopted home state of Arizona Wednesday, with his becoming the third person in 40 years to lie in state at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. "Privileged to have John McCain fighting for us".

Reflecting ahead of Wednesday's service, Arizona governor Doug Ducey tweeted: "We are privileged as a state to have called him a fellow Arizonan, and we are honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate his life".

McCain's wife of 38 years walked up to the flag-draped casket holding her husband's body Wednesday at the Arizona Capitol and patted it, then leaned over and kissed it, according to NBC news.

"Imagining Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon".

"John McCain was about more than politics - he brought us above politics", Ducey said". Celaya said he was most impressed with McCain's willingness to fight for his beliefs.

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