Memorial Service for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain

04 September, 2018, 12:55 | Author: Veronica Peterson
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Earlier Friday, Pence was in in Washington D.C., speaking at a ceremony to honor the late Sen.

John McCain will be given a formal funeral service on Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, where both Obama and his predecessor as US president, George W. Bush, are scheduled to make speeches.

Later, Pence added, "As President Trump said yesterday, we respect his service to the country".

"Let me say to all those gathered and his beloved family, on behalf of a grateful nation, we will ever remember that John McCain served his country and John McCain served his country honorably".

"On behalf of The American Legion's two million wartime veterans, I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Senator McCain's death and legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation's flag be half-staffed through his interment", Rohan said in the statement, which called McCain "an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion". "And may God continue to bless the United States of America".

Pence was one of the speakers at the service Friday.

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"However you choose to do your part, I hope you choose to do it the way he did", Ryan said.

"In my years in Congress and as vice president, we didn't always agree either, and he nearly always noticed", Pence said, The New York Times reported.

"After the dinner, John, who was more than 20 years older than me, walked up, put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Mike, we have a few more meetings tonight".

Their quarrels continued even after McCain revealed he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer past year. "No one was stronger at the broken places than John McCain".

He spoke of the time he traveled with McCain to Iraq to visit USA troops, when, after an 18-hour day, he found himself "literally falling asleep in the middle of a dinner with Iraqi officials".

And on Saturday, a procession is scheduled to pause at the Vietnam Memorial before a service at the Washington National Cathedral.



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