Members of the military slowly carried the coffin into the cathedral, past friends and loved ones who have counted among the top power players in USA politics for decades.
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani attended and said he found the service fitting in all ways, even the barbed remarks about Trump. Chuck Larson, who died of leukemia in 2014.
Years ago Chuck Larson, an admiral himself and an ally throughout McCain's life, reserved four plots at the cemetery - two for McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows. 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. John McCain's demise on Aug 25 at the age of 81 was due to brain cancer.
Thousands of Arizonans on Wednesday flocked to the state Capitol Building in Phoenix, where the Republican senator laid in state.
By all accounts, Mr McCain ended up liking both Mr Bush and Mr Obama but was not especially close to either man. Mr Bush delivered Mr McCain a decisive defeat in the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.
An astounding array of the nation's political, military, diplomatic and cultural leaders paid tribute Friday to the late Sen.Читайте также: Ted Cruz speaks out about billboard with old Trump Tweet
"My father had every reason to think the world was an very bad place...my father had every reason to think the world was worth leaving", she said. But it was his military service, punctuated by years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, that moulded McCain's political life. "I gotta say, there were a number of moments that were awkward, I'm sure for them, sitting there". "In one epic life was written the courage and greatness of our country". "Those were real, and they were often deep", Obama said. "But we enjoyed the time we shared away from the bright lights, and we laughed with each other, and we learned from each other", Mr. Obama said. And we learned from each other.
"We come to celebrate an extraordinary man, a warrior, a statesman, a patriot, who embodied so much that is best in America", Obama said. "Or that when all was said and done, we were on the same team".
Among the pallbearers on a list provided by McCain's office were Frank Gamboa, his academy roommate; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; and two men who were POWs with McCain in Vietnam, John Fer and Everett Alvarez Jr.
(Left-right) Cindy McCain, her son James McCain, and daughter Meghan McCain look on as the casket of the late Senator John McCain is loaded into a Hearse following his funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. He's a war hero because he was captured. "And to me, he was a friend whom I'll deeply miss".
'She is grieving over the father she adored, and I believe most Americans understand that and I'm just so proud of the young lady she's become.
"He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and can not be erased by dictators", said Bush, who defeated McCain in a rancorous race for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination that left McCain embittered for several years.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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