John McCain's life of devoted service

John McCain's life of devoted service

Flags will be lowered from Wednesday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Sept. 2. As we reported, McCain has made Donald Trump persona non grata at his funeral, and the President has been stingy to say the least in any praise for the war hero who was a guiding light in the Senate. especially on global relations.

One message in Vietnamese said: "Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalisation of Vietnam-US relations".

However, Vice President Mike Pence is set to speak at a ceremony honoring Mr. McCain at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Joe Gruber, of Anthem, Ariz., holds an American flag at an overpass along Interstate 17 as he and dozens of others wait for the procession with the hearse carrying the late Arizona Sen.

White House chief of staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor John Bolton will represent the administration during services.

During several events open to cameras Monday, Mr. Trump did not answer shouted questions from reporters about his response to McCain's death.

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McCain, who served in Congress and the military as a Navy pilot and is remembered as a war hero after surviving more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, will also have memorial services at the National Cathedral and in Annapolis, Maryland, where he will be laid to rest, the source said.

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In a letter to Trump on its Facebook page, the American Legion veterans group had urged the White House "to follow long-established protocol following the death of prominent government officials".

President Obama, who saw Sens. The first, as a White House proclamation, directed that the flag remain at half-staff at the White House and at all federal buildings until "sunset on the day of interment".

The White House flag was eventually re-lowered, and shortly thereafter President Trump issued his first non-Twitter statement - almost 44 hours after McCain's death was reported.

Tributes have been paid in Vietnam to John McCain, the American senator and former navy pilot shot down over Hanoi during the United States war with the southeast Asian nation.

After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer previous year, McCain began planning his own funeral, which many expected to be as grand and prominent as his life.

McCain will become the 13th senator to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor reserved for the nation's "most eminent citizens", according to the Architect of the Capitol. "McCain has done for our country". Former Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak.

Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and MI flags to be lowered to half-staff this week to honor U.S. Senator John McCain, who passed away on Saturday.

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