Sen. John McCain remembered at two-day memorial service in Arizona


Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had proposed renaming the Russell Senate Office building in McCain's honor after the veteran Republican senator died Saturday from brain cancer. John McCain's memorial service.

Ducey said that McCain "brought us above politics", so with "humor and humanity and without compromising the principles he held so dear".

McCain's wife, Cindy, widely seen as a possible candidate for appointment to succeed her husband, led a procession of relatives and dignitaries past his casket. His casket arrived at the Arizona State Capital on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

Shortly after Mr McCain's death, the U.S. leader paid tribute to the fellow Republican on Twitter.

The Arizona Cardinals and star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were among many who took to social media to honor the life of U.S. Sen.

Kyl said he would miss McCain and that his greatest contribution was national security. 2, making him the ninth American commander out of 18 total to lead worldwide forces in Afghanistan since 2002. Black curtains hung in the rotunda.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Elizabeth City failed to fly its American flag at half-staff on Tuesday, despite a White House proclamation that the flag be lowered until Sunday as a gesture of respect to military veteran and U.S. Sen.

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Phoenix native Chasity Pullin likewise said that McCain exuded a relatability that drew her to him. "How did you guys like those side-by-side outfits?" she said, drawing laughs. Bernie Sanders and a Republican endorsed by President Donald Trump won their respective primaries and will square off in the governor's race in November.

"I grew up where a handshake was a contract and your word was your bond", Riordan said.

Kassandra Morales, 44, stood with her sons, 8 and 2 years old.

"But I would not begin to compare myself to John McCain, I really wouldn't".

Hatch says: "We definitely have lost a strong advocate, so we'll need someone who is going to step up to the plate". Ducey echoed McCain's love for the state, saying, "Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like imagining an Arizona without the Grand Canyon".

"One important thing about him that a lot of people shouldn't forget is that you can disagree as long as you're not disagreeable", Webb said. Musical choices include a recessional to "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

From there, McCain will depart Arizona from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Another viewing will be at the US Capitol on Friday, with a final memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.

Meghan McCain, daughter of, Sen. There will be coverage of the memorial service on CNN. Jon Kyl, both touched the casket.

The primary election on Tuesday was the end of a months-long campaign season to fill the seat for U.S. Sen.

The public is invited to pay. John McCain at a public viewing.

Pullin's company, whose offices are nearby, offered to let employees leave to pay their respects for the day, but others had to go more out of their way to be there.

While Ward and Arpaio had trumpeted their hardline stances on immigration and their support for their president throughout the race, McSally had drawn comparisons to the more moderate, recently deceased Arizona Sen.

The president stubbornly refused repeated requests from officials as senior as Vice President Mike Pence and John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to acknowledge Mr. McCain's death with a formal and unifying statement, according to four administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. Upon arrival, McCain will be received by armed forces body bearers.

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"I want them to witness what a real hero is and show them what freedom means", Morales said, noting that she already visited the mortuary that was holding McCain's casket over the weekend to lay flowers and a flag.