Dermer to represent Israel at upcoming memorials for late Sen. John McCain

30 August, 2018, 20:13 | Author: Norman Carr
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Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to the former presidential candidate and Vietnam War veteran on Wednesday after a private ceremony on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

The Phoenix memorial follows a few days of confusion at the White House over whether American flags at USA government buildings would be flown at half-staff, in the traditional gesture for prominent political figures following their deaths.

McCain, who died on Saturday, is expected to taken by military transport to an air base outside Washington - just as Trump is holding a rally in IN on Thursday. Gonzalez and Doan will be among those carrying McCain's casket.

Albert Cabreira, a 50-year-old school teacher, salutes outside the Arizona Capitol Museum where the body of Sen.

In the rotunda, Sen.

Ducey said that as the nation continues to grieve, "John McCain's fight for America isn't over".

Wednesday's observance was to open with a private ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona statehouse, after which members of the public were invited to pay their respects from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. local time.

Starting a week of somber events honoring the life and legacy of Senator John McCain, the body of the late senator is lying in state at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, six people have been treated for heat-related issues, but none were transported.

The speakers' list is made up of heavy-hitters in state politics, including former Sen. Jon Kyl, plus a benediction from Sen. Over the past two years he has stood out as a key rival and critic of US President Donald Trump.


Kyl said he would miss McCain, whose greatest contribution was national security.

"I get up every day and read the news, and then I see what John McCain has to say", Fine told Reuters.

The late Senator served in Congress for more than three decades and was widely admired for his patriotism and military service in the Vietnam War.

He said the gathering of people from all political parties and backgrounds unified behind something was encouraging, even if what brought them together was loss. "We can be proud he was our senator".

"His talk of country first wasn't simply a slogan on a yard sign", Ducey said. "We'd have to take down the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial also because they both owned slaves for heaven's sake".

"He's done so much for us", said Costalez, who stood watch earlier this week while McCain's body was at a funeral home.

Flores said he had the chance to meet McCain while he was working for the Fiesta Bowl and had one particular memory of the senator that stuck out.

Among several thousand waiting to glimpse McCain's coffin at Arizona's Capitol was James Fine, 54, a Dallas funeral director who drove more than 1,000 miles to Phoenix to bid farewell to a man he called a "statesman".

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