We received some very sad news on Saturday. Arizona Senator John McCain passed away at the age of 81. His office announced he passed away Saturday surrounded by family at his home near Sedona, Arizona. The McCain family had revealed Friday that he was stopping medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. As you might recall, McCain began chemotherapy treatment in July 2017 and has been absent from Washington since December. He spent the remaining time at his ranch in Arizona. His legacy? McCain’s service to the country is undeniable. Known as a moderate conservative, was a retired Navy captain and POW during the Vietnam War. He was the Republican nominee for President in 2008, losing to Barack Obama. Public and Private Memorial Services are set for Senator McCain. He will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday, which is his birthday, from 1pm to 8pm. Then on Thursday, there will be a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church at 10am. He will then lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Visitors will be able to pay their respects to the longtime senator from 2 pm to 8 pm that day. On Saturday, a private national memorial service will happen at the Washington National Cathedral at 10am. McCain will be laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland. Speaking of his national memorial service? By Senator McCain's request, he will be eulogized by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. President Trump has not been invited – though Vice President Mike Pence has been…and will be attending.
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