Meghan McCain Breaks Down in Tears
Meghan McCain, the senator’s daughter, and Cindy McCain, his wife of 38 years, were both at the service and wept over his casket. At one point, Cindy tenderly placed her cheek against the flag draping her husband’s coffin.
Mijan McCain, his son, US Sen. John McCain, iscrying next to her father’s coffin at the Capitol in Arizona, where he will remain in Phoenix state until Saturday’s funeral.
US Senator John McCain’s funeral ceremony began at the US Congressional Building in Arizona, where he had represented the state for many years.
CNN broadcast live footage of the convoy carrying McCain’s body to the State Capitol, where the National Guard carried the casket into the building before the ceremony was held in the presence of his family and friends, along with the state governor and a number of prominent public figures.
Another memorial service for the late senator is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, and he will be buried in the cemetery of the US Naval Academy on a peninsula overlooking the Severn River in Maryland.
The next day, prayers will be held at the Evangelical Church in North Phoenix, and from the church the body will be transferred to the Arizona National Guard airbase at Phoenix airport to be flown to Washington.
In Washington, his body will be unveiled on Friday at the Capitol, a ceremony dedicated to dignitaries in US history such as Presidents John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Rosa Parks. The Americans will have the last glimpse of him for six hours.
The McCain national funeral will take place on Saturday at the National Cathedral in the federal capital, where the McCain family, friends, congressional colleagues and senior US and foreign dignitaries will participate, organizers said.
The New York Times reported that former Democratic President Barack Obama and George W. Bush will address Bush at his request. Several months ago, US media reported that he had clearly asked that President Donald Trump not attend his funeral.