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Sen. John McCain Memorial Service

30 August 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden led the tributes to the late Senator John McCain at his memorial service in Arizona, honoring his "brother" with a lovely eulogy.

Jimmy and Jack McCain wore military uniforms during their father's memorial services.

Here's what to know about McCain's memorial in Arizona on Thursday. John McCain's final send-off, President Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a campaign rally. "Well. I'm black. He's white. I'm young; he wasn't so young", Fitzgerald joked. Biden said. As if making a direct comparison to President Trump, Biden repeated that McCain "could not stand the abuse of power". I have flowing locks, and, well, he didn't.

"Yes, ours was an unlikely friendship". Bob Corker said he was "all for" renaming the building in McCain's honor but that "there'll probably be some discussion about that" in both parties. McCain later jokingly directed Woods to fire half the office.

Fitzgerald also discussed his need to visit Vietnam to see what McCain endured.

But he said that while from very different worlds, they developed a meaningful friendship.

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But that admiration wasn't surprising, because Senator McCain was known as a man of integrity and conviction.

Some of Arizona biggest athletes from the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes, including legends like Larry Fitzgerald, Luis Gonzalez and Shane Doan, will also be there.

"It was pretty emotional for him because I had worn it all this time", Dole said. "That's what he would want". John McCain at the Arizona Capitol on August 29, 2018. "Fight back", Graham said. Wednesday would have been his 82nd birthday.

In addition to loved ones, as well as civic, business and tribal leaders invited to the service from across Arizona, organizers have made about 1,000 seats available at the church for members of the public.

Trump's summit in Helsinki with Putin, in which he seemed to accept the Russian's assertion that Moscow officials had not directed the 2016 election interference campaign despite a US intelligence assessment, prompted some of the most scathing comments McCain ever delivered toward the USA president.

"It was once a little bit harrowing, a little bit wild, a little bit insane", Woods joked, "but a lot of fun and the greatest honor of my life".

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Biden headlined a half-dozen speakers at the memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church on the second of five days of events honoring McCain's life.

The two political giants feuded for years over public policy and other matters.

"What John McCain did across his whole life is brought people together, together in our common identity as Americans, our common values and individual rights and rule of law and freedom of speech and freedom of religion and tolerance", he continued.

Graham said he was vowing to channel the politics of the late Senate Armed Services chairman, who was often a fierce critic of Trump and the Pentagon but also a champion of using United States military might overseas, the Examiner reported. Time in your memories of a life lived well, lived fully.

He attended countless professional and collegiate games in Arizona for more than two decades.

Pence's remarks in Minneapolis came as services were getting underway in Arizona for the late senator. "He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best", Cindy wrote moments after McCain's office announced his death. Late into the evening, McCain's children thanked those who came.

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Additionally, Jonah Littlesunday, a Navajo flutist, performed at the memorial - a nod to McCain's work for the Native American community in Arizona.

Sen. John McCain Memorial Service