Private Ceremony Held For McCain In Arizona Capitol Rotunda

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John McCain tearfully paid their respects at a memorial service honoring him Wednesday at the Arizona Capitol.

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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., delivered a speech this week on the Senate floor in which he recalled meeting McCain through Dole in 1996. John McCain's memorial service.

Someone left a stuffed animal clinging to a nearby lamppost holding a sign reading "we will miss you".

According to the New York Post, pallbearers include actor Warren Beatty, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former Senator Gary Hart and former Vice President Joe Biden. The group says they've been working since Saturday night when McCain's body was brought to Phoenix.

Late Senator John McCain's five-day memorial started in his adopted home state of Arizona on Wednesday (local time). Members of the public began lining up hours in advance for a casket viewing that was to begin in the afternoon.

McCain will lie in state again at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, followed by a funeral Saturday at Washington's National Cathedral and a burial on Sunday at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

The celebration of Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s.

Cindy McCain laid her head on her husband's casket as the family along with McCain's friends and his fellow Arizona dignitaries said their goodbyes to the senator's flag-draped casket.

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When McCain arrives at Joint Base Andrews, on August 30, 2018, the estimated time of arrival will be 7:30 p.m. ET.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump attacked McCain's record of service, saying the Vietnam veteran was "not a war hero" because he was captured. Once parked, members from the National Guard transported him from the vehicle into the rotunda. Cabreira said he came to pay tribute on behalf of his two uncles who served in the Navy.

"Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon", Ducey said, per the NBC News report.

Graham said he regretted the dislike between McCain and Trump, but added "Country First", which was McCain's 2008 presidential slogan, means it is his job to help the White House where he can. Albin turned the thumb up as a wink to McCain's vote, which Albin approved of.

Earlier, the hearse bearing McCain's coffin was greeted outside the statehouse by National Guard troops, military veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters, all in dress uniform and standing at attention as they saluted.

The service was held on what would have been McCain's 82nd birthday.

Members of the public who received tickets for McCain's service as well as plenty of invited guests were seen gathered outside the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

A Vietnamese group from Orange County, Calif., pays their respects near the casket of Sen.