Called a place to bury John McCain

Tributes pour in after death of US senator John McCain

Tributes pour in after death of US senator John McCain

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed honoring the late Sen.

The Arizona Republican passed away Saturday aged 81 after fighting gallantly against a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. Before his death, McCain decided Trump should not be invited to his funeral - where former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are expected to speak.

Trump has yet to offer a single word of praise or recognition of McCain's service since he died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer.

Cindy McCain, the widow of a U.S. Senator from Arizona, is regarded as one of the candidates for his post.

Rick Davis, McCain's former presidential campaign manager, says U.S. Sen.

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His friendship with McCain began with a phone call. Schumer said he would introduce a resolution to rename the Russell building after McCain "so that generations remember him".

McCain, a Navy lieutenant commander at the time of his capture, spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war after his Skyhawk warplane was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. President Trump has been asked by the Senator's family not to be in attendance.

The Vietnam News Agency said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan sent messages of condolence to McCain's family and U.S. Senate leaders, while Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid respects to McCain at the embassy.

MacKay said this year at the International Security Forum in Halifax they'll mark the 10 anniversary of the event by starting an award honouring international courage and leadership, named in John McCain's honour.

Sen. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country in his final letter and implored Americans to put aside "tribal rivlaries" and focus on what unites. "His significance went well beyond his own country". John McCain's service and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday. He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life. Americans never quit. We never surrender.

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