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A U.S. Navy band arrives for the funeral of Senator John Mc Cain at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday

A U.S. Navy band arrives for the funeral of Senator John Mc Cain at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday

"She is her father's daughter", Sen. The senator's widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the caisson. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden on how Dems should handle Kavanaugh hearing: "Stay in the room, demand answers" Trump biographer certain president is upset by attention for McCain Trump met with protests during trips to Va. golf club amid McCain services MORE's (R-Ariz.) funeral in Washington, D.C. was a reflection of what Americans are thinking of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan defends Kaepernick: He didn't kneel "to disrespect our flag" Trump warns Syria against attack on rebel stronghold: "Don't let that happen" Omarosa celebrates second week on bestsellers list despite "hit-pieces" from Trump allies MORE.

As McCain spoke through tears about her father, who died of glioblastoma, she said that "the America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold".

Among the pallbearers were Frank Gamboa, his academy roommate; Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and two men who were POWs with McCain in Vietnam, John Fer and Everett Alvarez.

McCain died on August 25 at his home in Sedona, Arizona, following a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. McCain reportedly selected and recruited his two eulogists before his death, in part to snub the current president, with whom McCain repeatedly clashed, primarily over foreign policy, but mainly to demonstrate the bipartisan unity behind the defense of American imperialism, his raison d'etre.

The private memorial service was attended by McCain's family, close friends, former classmates and military leaders.

People also noted that the senator's daughter Meghan McCain took a strong jab at the president while his daughter was in attendance. "Just as he made this country better".

As the hearse carrying Mr McCain passed through a gate and into the academy, there was loud applause from the several hundred people lining the street outside on a hot and muggy summer day. He seemed to admit the dramatic decline in the world position of American imperialism over many decades, saying, "Like most people of my age, I feel a longing for what is lost and can not be restored". One woman shouted out, "God bless America!"

People in the crowd held signs that read "Senator John McCain Thanks For Serving!"

For his final resting place, McCain picked the historic site overlooking the Severn River, not Arlington National Cemetery, where his father and grandfather, both admirals, were buried.

Years ago Chuck Larson, an admiral himself and an ally throughout Mr McCain's life, reserved four plots at the cemetery - two for Mr McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows.

The senator was buried next to his best friend from Annapolis days, Chuck Larson, who died in 2014.

But when former Sen.

Tributes to McCain began Wednesday in Arizona and continued for the remainder of the week.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden delivered a very moving eulogy at the memorial service in honor of the late Republican senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona.

Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Obama added, "It's a politics that pretends to be fearless and tough, but in fact, is born in fear".

McCain's "Straight Talk Express" bus made a campaign stop at Xavier for a town hall meeting in 2008 while attempting to secure the Republican nomination for president.

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