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I'm watching the service for Senator #JohnMcCain at the Arizona State Capitol.

Cindy McCain paid a heartbreaking tribute to her husband, the late Arizona state Senator John McCain during his private service at the Arizona Capitol on August 29.

From left, Jimmy McCain, Meghan McCain, Jack McCain Cindy McCain and Bridget McCain watch as the casket of Sen.

McCain died of brain cancer Saturday at 81. John McCain, R-Ariz., on August 30, 2018, in Phoenix.

The statement continued, "Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the previous year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers".

Biden and McCain's friendship goes way back to the 1970s when Biden had a strong desire to meet McCain who had been an American war hero.

Mr Biden said he thought of Mr McCain as a brother "with a lot of family fights". Attendees included three of McCain's onetime Republican colleagues from Arizona's congressional delegation - retiring Senator Jeff Flake, former Senator Jon Kyl and former Congressman James Kolbe.

The music chosen for the recession was Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", paying tribute to a man who became known for following his own path based on his personal principles.

McCain stood out during the last two years of his life as a leading Republican critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican whom McCain's family has asked not to attend his funeral on Saturday at Washington's National Cathedral.




"Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon", Ducey said, per the NBC News report.

At the end of the almost 90-minute ceremony, McCain's casket was wheeled out of the church to "My Way", in tribute to a politician known for following his own path based on his personal principles.

The Capitol was then opened to the public Wednesday afternoon, allowing visitors to walk by the closed casket after waiting in line outside in the temperatures that reached a high of 104 degrees (40 Celsius). Mariachi singer Jesus Rojas strummed a guitar and sang "Cielito Lindo" in the senator's honor.

Inside, former military members in shorts and T-shirts saluted. Others placed their hand over their heart or bowed, including Vietnamese-born residents who traveled from Southern California.

"No, I don't think I did at all", he told the outlet.

By the time government offices closed for the day, as many as 6,000 people had filed by, and that number grew to about 7,500 Wednesday night, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.

All cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off while in the U.S. Capitol.

Larry Fitzgerald just gave an emotional speech in front of John McCain's friends and family at his memorial service. detailing his unique friendship with the late senator.


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