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In Memory of
John Sidney McCain
August 29, 1936 - August 25, 2018

United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland

John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician who served as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat to which he was first elected in 1986. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.


Wednesday: A private ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Arizona Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. A public viewing will be 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday: McCain's funeral has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N Central Ave. Limited public seating will be available, with tickets made available through the web site.

Friday: McCain's body then will be flown to the Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland before lying in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years.

Saturday: He will then be transported from the U.S. Capitol to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ahead of a second funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday at 10 a.m. The private service will be limited to family, friends, congressional colleagues and staff, as well as U.S. and international leaders, according to McCain's website. The event will be livestreamed.

Unknown: He will return to his youthful stomping grounds, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, to be buried at the cemetery there. The date of the private ceremony has not been publicly released.

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