Vietnam Veteran Gives John McCain’s Wife His Military Medallion

30 August, 2018, 20:13 | Author: Eloise Houston
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John McCain on the Senate floor, telling the South Carolina Republican he "did right by his friend". John McCain, R-Ariz. cries at the casket of her father during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix.

Trump added in his statement that he asked Vice President Mike Pence to speak at a ceremony honoring McCain at the Capitol on Friday and agreed to the McCain family's request for military transportation of McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington.

The hymn "Amazing Grace" is to be performed by the Brophy Student Ensemble, from the college preparatory school in Phoenix attended by McCain, his wife, Cindy, and their sons, Jack and Jimmy. However, McConnell said the two still stood "shoulder to shoulder on some of the most important issues to each of us, and we also disagreed entirely on huge subjects that helped define our careers". In 1987, he was elected to represent Arizona as a U.S. Senator, a role he continued to serve in until his death on August 25, 2018.

Ducey has said he will wait until after McCain's burial to name an immediate successor.

"Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon", Ducey said, per the NBC News report. Along with invited family and friends, around 1,000 seats were being made available to members of the public who signed up.

On Sunday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said he'd support the Schumer resolution.

Earlier, the hearse bearing McCain's coffin was greeted outside the statehouse by National Guard troops, military veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters, all in dress uniform and standing at attention as they saluted.

"I know that the eulogies and the things that will be said will just remind us all just who John McCain was and how he affected Arizona and America and the world", Brewer said.

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"He was about the only politician that I have ever known who cared for the people in his country, and he tried his level best to make it a better place in which to live", Fellars said.

Ducey remarked on McCain's resilience and strong principles.

As for how the McCain family is holding up, Rick Davis, his former campaign manager said "It's nearly as if the Senator prepared them for this moment".

Ray Riordan, an 87-year-old Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War, came from Payson, Arizona. "He said, 'Well they told me!'"

The change does present some concerns, however.

The body of war hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate John McCain arrived at a Phoenix church on Thursday for a commemoration to be led by his onetime Democratic Senate colleague, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Vice President Joe Biden, sitting and former USA senators and other dignitaries from Arizona will be at the church to honor McCain.

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