John McCain's Farewell Statement

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The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

He will lie in state in the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, and memorial services are scheduled at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Arizona, Washington's National Cathedral and in Annapolis, Md., where he will be interred. Following McCain's death, admirers have recalled with fondness his insistence on fair and civil discourse - in contrast with the frequent incivility of the United States president and his habit of coining unflattering descriptions of political foes. Instead, he posted a tweet, extending sympathy toward McCain's family but saying nothing about his former rival's career and legacy.

George W. Bush, who won the Republican nomination for president over Mr. McCain in 2000, said in his statement: "Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended".

An incident during a campaign rally in Lakeville, Minnesota, as Republican presidential nominee on Friday, October 10, 2008, stands out. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa.

He also had the flags lowered when former First Lady Barbara Bush died until she was buried. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled an aggressive form of brain cancer bravely, knowing when to exit wit victory in the hearts of his family and millions worldwide who cherished his ideals.

Through much of Monday, Trump refused to answer reporters' questions about McCain, who refused to support his presidential bid.

The current president's likely absence could not be more conspicuous.

Since that momentous political defeat, Trump had, in speeches at rallies across the country, frequently mocked the thumbs-down gesture McCain used to torpedo the legislation.

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"They both recognized and loved each other's passion".

The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican. Four years later, McCain was elected to the United States Senate. Under state law, the governor's appointee to serve until the next general election, in 2020, must come from the same political party. There, Vice President Pence, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and minority leader Chuck Schumer will all lay wreaths, and Davis said, members of the public "will be encouraged to view John".

A wooden spike marks the spot, August 25, 2018 where Sen.

Tributes poured in from around the globe.

Again, this is not about the Flag Code itself and whether blind adherence to it is a sign of goodness and patriotism. "He devoted his entire life to his country". And Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance". The scholarship will go to a young Vietnamese leader committed to public service will be chosen each year to travel to the USA on a study tour to deepen ties between people in the two countries.

McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Mr McCain was flying his A-4E Skyhawk over Hanoi when it was hit by a missile and he ejected, landing in a lake from where he was rescued by nearby residents.

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

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