Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Medicine | By Debra Reynolds

Sen. John McCain lies in state inside Arizona State Capitol

Sen. John McCain lies in state inside Arizona State Capitol

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

Following the service, McCain will lie in state for the remainder of the day and the public will be invited to view his casket.

Gov. Doug Ducey greeted the McCain family as the Arizona National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team carried Sen. McCain was in the public eye for decades, and as such, most Americans were familiar with and had opinions of the Senator.

"One thing that always stood out to me was he always knew my name", said Webb, who was wearing a pin from McCain's 2008 presidential bid, in spite of being a Democrat himself. "But his spirit, service and fierce independence ultimately helped shape the state with which he became synonymous".

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Senate's oldest office building in McCain's honor after the Arizona Republican died Saturday from brain cancer.

Ducey said that as the nation continues to grieve, "John McCain's fight for America isn't over". "We can be proud he was our senator". Jon Kyl, plus a benediction from Sen. I am so honoured to have been able to call Senator McCain my friend, and am grateful to his family for allowing my family to be a part of their lives. "We are grateful for his life and for his sacrifice". John McCain by creating an official group to vet a variety of memorial options. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

"We were the ones who were privileged", said Ducey.

After McCain's death, Ward tweeted: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of @SenJohnMcCain".

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"I nearly killed him!" Privileged that when he was back home, to run into him, at the movies or at a ball game or at Starbucks.

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Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be one of six speakers and one of three athletes participating in Senator John McCain's memorial service in Phoenix on Thursday, according to reports.

Former presidents Bush and Obama will deliver eulogies at a service Saturday at the National Cathedral. Musical choices include a performance of "Amazing Grace" by the Brophy Student Ensemble and a recessional to "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

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From there, McCain's body will depart Arizona for the last time from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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