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Senator John McCain honored with memorial service at Washington National Cathedral

Senator John McCain honored with memorial service at Washington National Cathedral

Washington luminaries, former presidents and the family of John McCain gathered Saturday at Washington National Cathedral to honor and remember the late senator in a grand display of pomp and unity in the nation's capital.

Sajjan said McCain always made time to speak to him and other Canadian officials at security conferences around the world and that McCain had built a "great relationship with Canada".

Meghan did not mention Trump's name, but the references were directed at him, whose campaign slogan was 'Make America Great Again'.

During his campaign, the President said McCain was not a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam and he declined to release a statement marking his death.

On Sunday, a private memorial service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland. John called us to be bigger than that.

Vice-president Mike Pence said he did not always agree with Mr McCain, but the late senator's support for limited government, tax reform and the military "surely left our nation more prosperous and more secure".

Every aspect of the senator's weeklong memorial carried political and personal significance, including his pall bearers Saturday.

Reports said that Donald Trump was not invited to the funeral.

Eulogizers, citing McCain's honor, courage, patriotic service, obstinacy, humor, reverence for freedom and contempt for bullies, presented the Arizona Republican as the personification of America itself.

The final public ceremony honouring McCain began Saturday at the National Cathedral following a solemn procession past the Vietnam War Memorial in a tribute to the Vietnam War hero who went on to become one of the most respected lawmakers in the US Congress.

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He died on August 25 at his ranch near Sedona, Arizona after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form brain cancer.

"John was, above all, a man with a code". "At any moment, he might be preparing an eloquent reflection on human liberty - or a devastating joke, served up with his signature cackle and that John McCain glint in his eye". The president made clear he resented McCain's thumbs-down vote a year ago that sank the Republican attempt to repeal national health care.

Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush attended and also were scheduled to deliver eulogies to the longtime senator from Arizona. "We're better than this".

Funeral services for former presidents have been held at the National Cathedral since 1901, according to its website.

"Graham said it would be a nice gesture for Ivanka & Jared to attend, but cleared it w/ Cindy McCain first", Rogers tweeted, referring to McCain's widow.

As Bush and Obama praised McCain for repeatedly placing country over party or self, the stunning contrast between the unifying ceremony under the neo-Gothic arches of Washington National Cathedral and an outcast Trump only highlighted the astonishing state of USA politics.

Two of his top aides, White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, flanked Cindy McCain as she approached the memorial and joined the service.

Those who spoke came to the National Cathedral at Sen.

But she also described a man who was sculpted by challenges in the Vietnam War and by the brain cancer that eventually took his life.

"With John, it was never feigned disagreement".

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