Arizona memorial service for McCain

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John McCain, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't appear to have embraced the plan just yet. A hearse bearing McCain's body arrived at the Phoenix statehouse with a police motorcycle escort for a brief ceremony honoring the Arizona senator, who died of brain cancer on Saturday at age 81.

Military personal carry the casket of Senator John McCain into the Capitol rotunda for a memorial service.

McCain's body will then be flown to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. Once parked, members from the National Guard transported him from the vehicle into the rotunda.

Inside, former military members in shorts and T-shirts stopped and saluted.

In the rotunda, Sen. John McCain will be missed.

Fellars was the fourth person in line Wednesday to attend the public viewing honoring McCain at the Arizona Capitol.

Grieving family, friends and constituents gathered Wednesday at Arizona's Capitol to pay their respects to the late Sen. Chuck Larson, according to People. Jon Kyl, plus a benediction from Sen. However, McConnell said the two still stood "shoulder to shoulder on some of the most important issues to each of us, and we also disagreed entirely on huge subjects that helped define our careers".

"I said in my mind, 'I love you, John McCain".

He said the Arizona senator brought America "above politics" and praised his efforts and abilities to bring the country together. "He was a wonderful mentor to me", said Fitzgerald.

John McCain Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, outside the Arizona Capitol.

"His talk of country first wasn't simply a slogan on a yard sign", Ducey said.

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Nguyen said that in the 1990s, McCain pushed an amendment to a law that allowed for unmarried, adult children of political detainees to come to the U.S.

"We'll need someone who is going to step up to the plate", Hatch said.

The hymn "Amazing Grace" is to be performed by the Brophy Student Ensemble, from the college preparatory school in Phoenix attended by McCain, his wife, Cindy, and their sons, Jack and Jimmy.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spoke of McCain's resilience and strong principles, calling him the state's "favorite adopted son". Privileged to learn from him. Privileged to proudly call him a fellow Arizonan.

McCain was an avid sports fan and supporter of Arizona's teams.

"When all of us here traveled and told people we were from Arizona, people knew two big things about it", Ducey said, "John McCain and the Grand Canyon".

For some Arizona residents, McCain has been a political fixture their entire lives.

"When he saw challenges to its institutions or values, he fought to protect them", Kyl said. Jeff Flake, who is leaving office after this term, added their support on Sunday. "We are grateful for his life and for his sacrifice".

The final words of the ceremony were read by Father Reese.

During Wednesday's private service at the Capitol for family and friends, Cindy McCain pressed her face against her husband's coffin, and daughter Meghan McCain erupted in sobs. "They're tough. They're doing great".

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