John McCain buried at the naval Academy to continue life-long friend

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Senator John McCain, laid to rest

Senator John McCain chose his alma mater, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, as his last resting place.

Sen. John McCain was laid to rest Sunday — on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy in sight of the Severn River and earshot of the officer candidate present, and future, and in addition to a life-long friend.

McCain highlighted the historic site, the Arlington National Cemetery, where his father and grandfather, both admirals, were buried.

Years ago, Chuck Larson, an admiral of the fleet, reserved for himself and allies, while McCain’s life, the four plots in the cemetery, two for McCain and herself, and two for their wives, the widows now. Larson died in the year 2014, and McCain wrote in a recent essay, the it began, he wanted to be buried next to his friend, “in the vicinity where.”

A horse-drawn caisson carrying out the Senator’s coffin led a procession of mourners, of the Academy, the chapel to your cemetery after a private service. The senator’s widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the ammo crate. Came with family and friends as well as members of McCain’s class of 1958, a military leader and Academy officer candidate.

Around 4 p.m., a flyover of military aircraft honored the Navy pilot was shot down over Vietnam, and held for more than five years as a prisoner of war. The funeral was private as per the wishes of McCain, Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential candidates, died Aug. 25 of brain cancer at the age of 81.

Vehicles that had gathered mourners began from the area between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

A scheduled speaker at the service, sen. Lindsey Graham, said before the service, he would tell the audience that “nobody is a soldier loved more than John McCain, that I can attest to his dedication on the back, traveling wherever you go, let you never be forgotten.”

Other planned speakers David Petraeus, the general was retired and a former Director of the CIA, and McCain’s son, Jack.

As the hearse McCain wear went through a gate and into the Academy, loud applause was heard from the several hundred people along the road outside on a hot and sultry summer day. Many held their hands over their hearts and waving American flags. Some shouted: “God bless you.”

People in the crowd held signs, on which Senator John McCain thanks “For the delivery! Godspeed and rest In peace, Maverick.”

Among the pallbearers at a list of McCain’s office, Frank Gamboa were roommates, his Academy; Minister of defense of Jim Mattis; and two men, were prisoners of war with McCain in Vietnam, John Fer, and Everett Alvarez, Jr

Tribute of McCain began on Wednesday in Arizona, and continued for the Rest of the week.

On Saturday, the talk of his daughter Meghan and two former presidents, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama recalled McCain as a patriot, can bridge the painful rivalries. During their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represent a resignation of the President, the Trump brand, from the hard, divisive policy. Trump and McCain were the quotas for the 2016 campaign, and for a large part of a trump presidency.

“It is a lesson to be learned this week about John McCain,” said Graham, R-S. C.

“No. 1, the Americans appreciate the military service. … If you work hard and you do your homework and know what you’re talking about, people listen to you. If you get large causes greater than themselves, they will be reminded of that,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”

“He tried, the swamp, before it was cool, that they will fight hard and still be respected. If you forgive, people will know to appreciate it, and if you admit to mistakes you look good as a stronger person. This is the formula that John McCain. This was a lesson for all who wanted to listen to. Why do we remember this man? Because of the way he conducted his public life.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is covering a reporter and editor, sports, tech, military and geopolitics for He can be reached at

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