Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Presidents, lawmakers honor McCains life of service

Presidents, lawmakers honor McCains life of service

John McCain bravely fought for his country in the Vietnam war (November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975).

Friday, Aug. 31: McCain's body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, where the senator's family, colleagues, staff and the public will honor his life and service. "May God grant the McCain family comfort and peace during this hard time", Ms Ward said.

In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half-mast in his honor. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Trump had feuded with McCain for years, most notably in 2016 when Trump said McCain was "not a war hero" because he was captured by North Vietnamese soldiers.

Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Mr McCain died of brain cancer on Saturday aged 81 in his home state of Arizona. In part because of this, the tributes in response to his death have come from across the political landscape.

He also recalled that he was the last senior Philippine government official to be received by McCain as chair of the Senate armed services committee last September. John McCain stop in 2009 at Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, where McCain was shot down on October 26, 1967.

McCain accepted the Republican nomination for president in St. Paul in 2008, after that event, Wheat said the two met on the campaign trail.

US Senator John McCain dies aged 81
Sen. "Senator John McCain was a true friend of Australia who was committed to strengthening the alliance between our two nations". On Capitol Hill, McCain became close friends with Senator Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman - a trio dubbed the "Three Amigos".

The senator was a Vietnam War veteran who survived five years as a prisoner of war.

"I want, when I leave, that the ceremony is at the Naval Academy".

Doug Ducey will not announce a replacement for the late Sen.

CNN previously reported that at the request of McCain, former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies at this service.

"I stopped what I was doing, drove up to the school, got permission to go to her room and called her out, asked the teacher to send her out", Mickler said. The Georgia Democrat, a segregationist, served in the Senate for 38 years.

"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people". His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare.

And House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) supported Schumer's proposal in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

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