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Politics John McCain to be buried in private ceremony at U.S. Naval Academy

19:40  02 september  2018
19:40  02 september  2018 Source:   msn.com

McCain requested Obama, George W. Bush deliver eulogies at funeral

  McCain requested Obama, George W. Bush deliver eulogies at funeral President Obama issued a statement earlier sayin that "despite their differences, we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher"John McCain requested that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at his funeral, CBS News has confirmed. McCain, who had been suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, died Saturday at the age of 81 at home in Arizona.

The late senator John McCain was buried Sunday in a private ceremony at the U . S . Naval Academy in Annapolis, bringing to a close five days of events honoring the late Arizona Republican. McCain , who died Aug. 25 of brain cancer at age 81, was the son and grandson of

John McCain was buried at the U . S . Naval Academy on Sunday, the culmination of a week of tributes to the war hero and Republican statesman who died Aug. John McCain at his memorial ceremony at Washington National Cathedral. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press.

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The late Sen. John McCain will be buried Sunday in a private ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, bringing to a close five days of events honoring the late Arizona Republican.

McCain, who died Aug. 25 of brain cancer at age 81, was the son and grandson of four-star admirals and a 1958 graduate of the Naval Academy. He endured more than five years of torture and imprisonment as a POW in Vietnam.

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John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people

  John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday at 81, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service.

[ John McCain is buried in private ceremony at U . S . Naval Academy ]. Their resolve and duty could be tested in full view, or even in private moments. His North Vietnamese captors had offered relief if he denounced the United States, saying his peers would never know, McCain told the crowd.

John McCain was buried at US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Sunday following five day memorial. He was laid to rest alongside his old friend John McCain ' s remains were laid to rest on Sunday in a private ceremony at the U . S . Naval Academy attended by his family, close friends and

The private memorial service will be attended by McCain’s family, close friends, former classmates and military leaders. Among the expected speakers are longtime friend Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), retired Army general and former CIA director David H. Petraeus, and the senator’s son Jack McCain.

After the ceremony, McCain will be laid to rest next to his Naval Academy classmate and friend Adm. Charles R. Larson.

On Saturday, official Washington — with the notable exception of President Trump — gathered at Washington National Cathedral for a memorial service that featured tributes by such speakers as former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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McCain’s legacy of bipartisanship and the deterioration of civility under Trump were themes mentioned by many of those who eulogized him, with some of the sharpest words aimed at the president coming from the senator’s daughter Meghan McCain.

In an appearance Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), one of McCain’s closest friends in the Senate, said the burial service is “going to be hard, because it’s the last farewell.”

“Religiously, I feel their body is there, but their soul is on to the next world,” said Lieberman, who also eulogized McCain on Saturday. “But I’m left with incredible memories. I say goodbye, but I’ll thank God I knew a man like John McCain.”

Graham also recounted his memories of McCain during an appearance on the show. He told host Dana Bash that the main takeaway from the past week and from McCain’s life is service to a cause greater than oneself.

“If you’re thinking of public service, pick a cause worthy of a good fight, and, above all else, when you make a mistake, admit it,” Graham said.

The casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is carried out of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, following a memorial service. McCain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81.© Susan Walsh/AP Photos The casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is carried out of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, following a memorial service. McCain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81.

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McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend .
Sen. John McCain's final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator's casket led a procession of mourners from the academy's chapel to its cemetery following a private service. The senator's widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the caisson. Joining them were family and friends as well as members of McCain's Class of 1958, military leaders and academy midshipmen.About 4 p.m.

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