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McCain Will Receive Honor Given to Only 30 Other Americans - Page 2

And the former head of the Vietnam prison that held him as POW feels 'very sad'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2018 2:00 AM CDT
Updated Aug 27, 2018 5:57 AM CDT

  • The funeral arrangements include a service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday morning, and Slate reports "two former rivals" will deliver McCain's eulogies. It reports the Arizona senator previously asked former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush to speak at the service.
  • That decision was made as McCain planned his funeral services over the last year, along with another one: that President Trump not be invited. CNN spoke with two family friends who say that decision remains unchanged. Mike Pence will reportedly attend.
  • A private burial will be held Sunday afternoon at the US Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Md. The Washington Post reports McCain's father and grandfather are buried there, but McCain's resting place will be beside his friend of many decades, Adm. Charles "Chuck" Larson. The Baltimore Sun reports Larson died in 2014 after a two-year battle with leukemia, and that he reserved four plots, including two for the men's wives, before his death.
Read what McCain wanted on his tombstone. (Read more John McCain stories.)

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