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John McCain’s life, legacy remembered in Arizona
Flags lowered to honor Republican Senator John McCain, has died at the age of 81, after fighting brain cancer for more than a year; Alicia Acuna reports from Phoenix, Arizona.
A hearse carrying the body of U.S. Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday after a year-long battle with a brain tumour, arrived in uptown Phoenix on Saturday night.
Many of the payment terms as Senator John McCain’s motorcade and the hearse comes to the A. L. Moore Grimshaw mortuary at Bethany Home & 7th Ave . #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/72R1pmXN4r
— Robert Hernandez (@rhernandezfox10) August 26, 2018
At least two dozen people were in the vicinity of the highway exit as the motorcade that carried the senator’s body from his Cornville home arrived in the morgue after 8:30 PM local time, the Arizona Republic reported.
Late in the evening, about 200 people outside the A. L. Moore Grimshaw mortuary. Some heard screaming, “I love you, John,” while others waved flags and wore red, white and blue.
“We knew it was coming. It was expected,” a spectator of the Republic told. “It happened so fast. But he led a life a good one, and I’m sure his family is proud of him. He left behind a legacy that will long be remembered.”
The flags in the state capital have been re-flagged at half-mast today. Rest in peace, Senator McCain. pic.twitter.com/aQxJo1We6c
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) August 26, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all flags lowered in Status to half-staff in honor of McCain.
I have ordered that all flags be lowered to half-staff in honor and remembrance of the incredible life of @SenJohnMcCain. May God have mercy on his soul and look over his whole family. Our state and our nation together to mourn. #John McCain #country first https://t.co/Bj9pgsLIon
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) August 26, 2018
“May God have mercy on his soul and look over his whole family. Our state and our nation together in mourning,” tweeted the Governor.
Today is a sad day for Arizona. @SenJohnMcCain embodies courage, service and leadership. He will be missed. We send our condolences and prayers to the McCain family and all, the feeling of loss. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/RE5OEvEElC
— Phoenix Police (@Phoenix police) August 26, 2018
To see meanwhile in Washington, the US flag to honor the fallen senator was at half-staff over the White house.
McCain is expected to be in the state both in Arizona and Washington before he is laid to rest, at the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery in Annapolis, Md. Its website States that more information will be available as soon as the funeral is completed.
On this night, the @WhiteHouse is lowered flag to half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain… pic.twitter.com/tYdBNK9bA7
— Dan Scavino Jr (@Scavino45) August 26, 2018
Before he died, McCain claimed that the former President George W. Bush and Barack give Obama, eulogies at his funeral. Both men praised McCain on Twitter.
McCain, a Vietnam prisoner of war, was elected to the U.S. house of representatives in 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1986. He was the GOP nomination for President in 2008. During his tenure, he earned a reputation for reaching across the aisle.
He died on Saturday at the age of 81, four days shy of his birthday. He is survived is by his wife, Cindy, seven children and five grandchildren, his website.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.