Senator John McCain Has Died at 81

28 August, 2018, 13:47 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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A final letter from Sen.

Pham Gia Minh, a 62-year-old businessman, said he witnessed Vietnamese civilians being killed by the USA bombings of North Vietnam, including the Christmas bombing of Hanoi in 1972, but he admired Mr McCain for overcoming the hard past to build better ties between the two countries. McCain's sons and daughters, Jimmy, Meghan and Sidney, are also expected to speak. He also touched on today's politics. "In word and deed, he taught us to be valiant in the truest sense - faithful to our ideals and principles, but never demonizing those who differ". We never hide from history.

McCain, a self-styled "maverick", was renowned throughout his career for doing what he felt was right rather than politically expedient - even if it put him at odds with his own party.

His campaign later issued a statement offering condolences and "urging all Americans to take the opportunity to remember Senator McCain and his family in their prayers on this sad occasion".

Dan Scavino, Trump's longtime social media director said the flags at the White House have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the late senator.

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The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen.

Fox's senior political analyst, Hume had many observations about McCain on Saturday, but this was perhaps the best among them.

Tributes to McCain continued to pour in from former United States presidents, members of Congress and foreign leaders while Trump golfed on Sunday.

U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

Meanwhile, scores of people in Hanoi paid their respects to Mr McCain at the USA embassy and at a monument by Truc Bach Lake, where he landed after parachuting from his damaged plane. It was an honor for me to serve with him in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader on defense and security issues. He was held more than five years at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison.

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Former Senator Norm Coleman, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), said, "Senator McCain was a patriot and a fighter". John Kerry played an important role in the bilateral normalization of relations in 1995.

Mr Trump's response: McCain was a "dummy" who had barely managed to graduate from the US Naval Academy.

Schumer (D-N.Y.) first announced the plan to rename the building Saturday - shortly after McCain lost his 13-month battle with the brain cancer at the age of 81.

The service will take place at the North Phoenix Baptist Church at 10 a.m. John McCain will lie in State in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda - an exceedingly high honor rarely granted to public officials. John McCain has released details of his funeral and memorial services, with the ceremonies to begin in Arizona and end at the National Cathedral, where speakers will include former President George W. Bush.

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