John McCain's farewell: 'Do not despair of our present difficulties'

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander released a statement Saturday night saying, "There is usually one United States Senator who stands above the rest and for the last several years that has been John McCain". Prominent private citizens can also be laid in the Rotunda, but they are lain in honor, not in state, as was the case with minister Billy Graham earlier this year.

The American flag that flies above the White House was at full staff on Monday-shortly after it was lowered in honor of Sen. The public will be invited to pay their respects.

Trump, who had traded bitter criticism with McCain since before the election, declared his order "a mark of respect". On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

Obama said they "saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world". Tickets are no longer available but the event will be livestreamed on McCain's website. John McCain, in a farewell message, urged Americans not to lose heart over politics, expressing optimism about the country's ability to overcome what ails it.

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"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people". "The president did express his condolences to the family".

White House aides did not make plans for a televised statement on McCain's passing, which would have been routine under similar circumstances in other recent presidencies. Trump initially tweeted condolences to McCain's family, but made no mention then of the Arizona Republican with whom he feuded for years.

U.S President Donald Trump bowed to pressure on Monday to honor the late John McCain, ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff across the country, as the late senator fired a parting shot at the president in a farewell message to the United States.

According to McCain's family, "friends, congressional colleagues and staff, as well as USA and worldwide leaders, have been invited to attend and participate in the service". "Chuck Larson", the statement said. "Some voices are so vibrant, it's hard to think of them stilled". Vice President Joe Biden is also slated to attend and deliver remarks at the ceremony.

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Tributes have poured in from every living former president honoring the former Navy aviator for his courage, integrity and decency.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Vietnam POW "showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or clichés, but the building blocks of an extraordinary life".

However, others have noted that there is a code for flags flying at half-staff for the death of members of Congress. "He put country before self", Ryan said. And Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance".

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