Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Medical | By Mark Scott

Celebrities remember John McCain with touching anecdotes

Celebrities remember John McCain with touching anecdotes

A private burial service next Sunday will conclude almost a week of events honoring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war, congressman, longtime senator and presidential contender.

McCain, 81, died one day after his family announced that he would be discontinuing medical treatment for brain cancer, stating that the "progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age [had] render [ed] their verdict".

It will conclude almost a week of events honouring the man, whose body will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol and on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects.

Senator McCain will lie in state at the Arizona state Capitol where the public can pay its respects. On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

The senator will be buried alongside his Naval Academy classmate and longtime friend Admiral Chuck Larson.

McCain, who served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from the academy in 1958. McCain was in the public eye for decades, and as such, most Americans were familiar with and had opinions of the Senator.

John McCain, a senior member of the United States Senate and former presidential candidate, has died.

"Some lives are so vivid, it's hard to imagine them ended", Bush said in a statement. He had battled brain cancer.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who served with McCain in the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that he "frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country and was never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do".

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The sight of the flag being at full staff above the White House did not sit well with many people on Twitter, who made their thoughts known loud and clear.

"Though he and Teddy had different political philosophies and were from different political parties, they both loved this country and loved each other".

Karl spoke warmly of McCain in a Sunday news segment, saying that the senator was "serving a cause greater than oneself" when he covered McCain's presidential primary campaign against George W. Bush in 2000.

U.S President Donald Trump bowed to pressure on Monday to honor the late John McCain, ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff across the country, as the late senator fired a parting shot at the president in a farewell message to the United States.

With McCain set to be honored in Arizona's Capitol, GOP Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet, "This is a rare and distinct occurrence for a truly special man".

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