At John McCain funeral, Obama, Bush, Clinton gather to honor senator’s life

September 1, 2018

Cindy McCain, wife of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lays a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, during a funeral procession to carry the casket of her husband from the U.S. Capitol to National Cathedral for a Memorial Service. McCain served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War and was a prisoner of war for more than five years. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

By Staff

WASHINGTON — Family, friends, national dignitaries and former presidents gathered for the funeral of Sen. John McCain at the gothic National Cathedral Saturday, the final public event of a week of solemn ceremonies honoring his life.

George W. Bush and Barack Obama, each of whom had defeated McCain in elections, were scheduled to deliver eulogies, a sign of the bipartisan respect won by the Vietnam War hero, former presidential nominee and decades-long statesman who became a towering figure in American politics.

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