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Remembering John McCain

The nation prepares to say goodbye to Senator John McCain, who died Sunday after a lifetime of service to the United States.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 12:25 PM

(NBC News) John McCain – Vietnam veteran, former prisoner of war, long-serving United States Senator, and presidential candidate – died Saturday following a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

McCain will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday, on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

That will be followed by a memorial service Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church, where his friend and former colleague Joe Biden will deliver the eulogy.

Next the senator will make his last trip to Washington, where Friday he will lie in state in the capitol rotunda. On Saturday there will be a full dress military funeral for the war hero at the National Cathedral.

At his request former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies at McCain's funeral.

After the public tributes, his family will say a private goodbye Sunday as McCain is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

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