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Sad Goodbyes: Meghan McCain Breaks Down In Tears As The State Pays Final To The Late John McCain

Date August 31, 2018 17:44

On Wednesdayб August 29, the body of former U.S. Senator John McCain was laid in state at the rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol. Governors and other dignitaries from Arizona, alongside members of the McCain family, paid their respects to one of the longest serving congressional representatives of America.

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A millitary honor guard that included McCain's sons, Jack and Jimmy, brought his casket to the venue. Also in attendance was Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Senator. August 29 is also memorable because McCain would have turned 82 if he were alive.

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Many of the attendees could not contain their grief during the event, and some even shed tears openly. U.S. Senator Jeff Flake had the honor of reading the benediction, and had nothing but great things to say about the late McCain.

We are grateful for his life and for his sacrifice. Gathered in this spot, we are especially grateful that John made Arizona his home. All of us are grateful for John’s able representation over these many years.

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Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Senator, was overcome with grief as she filed out of the rotunda, bursting into tears as she reached out to the casket. Meghan was quite vocal in her support for her father while he was alive and during his illness.

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All for one

One thing that is striking about the ceremony is how it brought together politicians from both parties. As sad as the reality is, the late McCain is a unifying force, and his impact on American politics is obvious, now more than ever.

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Former governors Fife Symington, Janet Napolitano, and Jan Brewer were also at the event alongside House Speaker, J.D. Mesnard, and Senate President Steve Yarbrough, the current leaders of the Legislature.

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Arizonans salute their own

McCain first served in Washington as a member of the House of Representatives before running for President in 2008. Despite losing out, he remained a prominent figure in the American politics.

For the people of Arizona, the passing of McCain is a huge blow, especially as hopes were high that he would make a full recovery after his last surgery. For now, thousands of Arizonans are waiting their turn to pay their last respects to the great man that was Senator John McCain.

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