Joe Biden Delivers Eulogy for John McCain at Memorial Service in Arizona

Cristina Cross
August 30, 2018

"Dole", Moran said, "and I saw that day the respect and honor he had for a fellow senator, a fellow serviceman, a fellow veteran".

The public is expected to have the opportunity to pay their respects to McCain this week in both Phoenix and in Washington, D.C., with two separate services planned to honor the us senator's life.

Arizonans lined the streets and mourners gathered at a church Thursday as a motorcade carrying Sen. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Someone left a stuffed animal clinging to a nearby lamppost holding a sign reading "we will miss you".

The main speech in tribute to McCain was to be delivered by Biden, a friend and former six-term senator from DE who was elected vice president as the running mate of McCain's rival for the White House, Barack Obama, who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential race. Flags were lowered at the White House on Saturday after McCain died but raised on Monday morning, complying with the minimum period prescribed by law.

Another viewing will be at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, with a final memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.

The celebration of Sen.

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Arizona National Guard members carried the casket into the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state.

Cindy McCain pressed her face against the flag-draped casket of her husband, U.S. Sen.

The radio hosts presented Brewer with the idea of renaming the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after McCain.

During the CBS interview, Graham criticized Trump for belatedly issuing a proclamation for US flags to fly at half-staff until McCain's burial this weekend.

Ducey began his remarks by describing McCain's walk to freedom after being imprisoned for five years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War.

The motorcade and McCain family arrive at the Arizona State Capitol.

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

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McCain, who died on Saturday, served as a Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate for decades, during which time he cultivated a reputation as a maverick who wasn't afraid to put country over party, especially during the administration of Donald Trump. Albin turned the thumb up as a wink to McCain's vote, which Albin approved of.

Doug Ducey and his wife bowed and McCain's former colleagues, Sen.

Meghan McCain cries at the casket of her father.

By 8 a.m., several dozen veterans and active military members had taken spots on the sidewalk to watch it.

Dole reflected on their relationship Wednesday and the moment years ago when he revealed his POW memorial to McCain.

The public is invited to pay their respects while McCain lies in state.

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