Senator McCain to Be Honored This Week in Arizona, Washington D.C.

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Across the country in Washington, DC, McCain's former campaign staffers were photographed in tears outside the senator's office in the Russell Senate Building.

Senator McCain will lie in state at the United States Capitol's rotunda.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime ally of McCain, said that the decision came "in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi".

An Honor Guard has been stationed outside of the mortuary where McCain's body is resting as mourners of all ages visit to pay their respects - including one man who was photographed saluting the Guard's American flag.

Putting the debate about Trump's behavior aside, the gathering of establishment clans may also serve as an epitaph not just for McCain, but for the brand of conservatism that he favored.

Mr McCain's family said the late Vietnam War veteran, who was hailed as a hero for spending months in enemy prison after being captured, recently demanded that his doctors should stop administering medication because his cancer had reached irrecoverable stage.

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.

Trump and McCain were at bitter odds until the end.

Obama, who triumphed over McCain in 2008, said that despite their differences, McCain and he shared a "fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed".

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Trump said Monday afternoon that he respects the senator's "service to our country" and signed a proclamation to fly the US flag at half-staff until his burial.

CNN previously reported that at the request of McCain, former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies at this service. Trump also told friends that he was betrayed by McCain, who he felt he had supported politically.

While the nation and world continues to honor Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican's long life of service will be celebrated throughout the week in a series of services and ceremonies taking place at his family home and in the Washington, D.C. area.

Possible appointees whose names circulate among Arizona politicos include McCain's widow, Cindy McCain, former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's chief of staff Kirk Adams.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain's family but hasn't issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags.

Other tributes poured in from around the globe. "He devoted his entire life to his country". "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom".

Chancellor Angela Merkel called McCain: "A tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance". A pilot, he was shot down over Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years.

"He had a joy about politics and a love for his country that was unmatched", said Sen.

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