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Widow and children lead mourners at service for John McCain

Widow and children lead mourners at service for John McCain

McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on August 2.

Meghan McCain, daughter of, Sen.

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

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A police escort processional carried McCain's body to the Capitol as scores of Arizona veterans, military, law enforcement, fire, and first responders lined the sides of the Capitol Plaza for his arrival.

Following a Phoenix church service on Thursday, McCain's body will be flown to Washington where he will lie in state on Friday at the US Capitol before a funeral on Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.

Trump waited almost 48 hours to praise McCain's military service or decades in Congress with public remarks, a statement or a tweet since the senator died Saturday after a year-long fight with brain cancer.

Indeed, McCain even appeared to take a final shot at the president in his last letter to America, when he urged people not to be torn apart by tribal politics or to hide behind walls, in comments that were largely believed to be aimed at the president.

Attendees included three of McCain's onetime Republican colleagues from Arizona's congressional delegation-retiring Sen.

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The U.S. Code states says flags should be lowered "on the day of death and the following day" for a deceased member of Congress.

Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl said he has been with McCain all around the world and that he had better instincts on when to assert USA power than anyone else he knew.

Kyl said he would miss McCain, whose greatest contribution was national security.

"On the behalf of the American Legion's 2 million wartime veterans, I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Sen". Jon Kyl, and former Congressman James Kolbe.

The doors of the state capitol will remain open through Wednesday evening for the public to pay their respects to McCain.

A private ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state. Black curtains hung in the rotunda. The U.S. flag over the White House was lowered to half-staff Saturday evening and Sunday. Some had traveled for hours from California and elsewhere.

Throughout the morning, volunteers outside the Capitol filled coolers with ice and water bottles for the crowds gathered under canopies to wait for the viewing. She paused briefly, stooping down to rest her cheek on the coffin, then patted it gently and moved on.

The former senator said McCain had "been to more countries, knew more foreign leaders and had a better grasp of history than any other American official, including our secretaries of state".