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The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer. In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service and sacrifice for our country.

The two men who defeated Mr. McCain in his White House campaigns, Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, are expected to deliver eulogies at a Saturday service at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after late Sen.

By 4:08, the flag once again was at half-staff, which PolitiFact again photographed.

Since his death on Saturday from cancer, a monument on the shores of the Hanoi lake where McCain was captured has turned into a de facto shrine.

A black hearse, accompanied by a police motorcade, could be seen driving away from the ranch near Sedona where McCain spent his final weeks.

In Vietnam, people went to the US Embassy to pay their respects to McCain who had played an important role in normalizing diplomatic relations with the US in 1995.

Senate leaders and the American Legion, nation's largest veterans' service organization, objected Monday to the flag being raised.

Arizona will accord McCain that honor on Wednesday, when he would have turned 82.

Gov. Ducey will name a replacement to serve until the 2020 election.

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McCain was a frequent Trump critic and his family has said he did not want the president to attend his funeral.

Trump and McCain have feuded for years.

McCain ran as the Republican Party's presidential nominee in the 2008 USA election against then-Senator Barack Obama, who won the vote.

Last month, he slammed Mr Trump's outing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit as "disgraceful" and the summit itself as a "tragic mistake". "My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family".

Tributes poured in from around the globe. French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain "a true American hero". "He devoted his entire life to his country".

We should never forget John Sidney McCain. "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom". "His significance went well beyond his own country".

A private funeral is planned for Sunday afternoon at the Naval Academy Chapel followed by a private burial at the academy cemetery. As I'm certain you are aware, he served five and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Captain.

McCain was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, and, after serving two terms, was elected to the U.S Senate in 1986.

"He had a joy about politics and a love for his country that was unmatched", said Sen.

Through most of Monday, confusion reigned across the federal government, with flags flying at half-staff over the U.S. Capitol and at hundreds of national parks, but at full-staff over the Pentagon and the U.S. Supreme Court. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs.


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