Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Tributes paid in Vietnam to ex-prisoner of war John McCain

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Becky Salazar | 28 August, 2018, 13:14

"At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy".

Following the service, McCain will lie in state for the remainder of the day and the public will be invited to view his casket. Tickets are no longer available but the event will be livestreamed on McCain's website.

U.S President Donald Trump bowed to pressure on Monday to honor the late John McCain, ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff across the country, as the late senator fired a parting shot at the president in a farewell message to the United States. John McCain, in a farewell message, urged Americans not to lose heart over politics, expressing optimism about the country's ability to overcome what ails it.

Sen. John McCain died exactly nine years after his friend Sen.

Trump also said in the statement that he would send Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and National Security Adviser John Bolton to represent the administration at McCain's services.

He will then lie in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, with another service taking place in Washington on Saturday, where former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak.

"Some lives are so vivid, it's hard to imagine them ended", Bush said in a statement.

Bush and Obama had been McCain's political opponents, too, blocking his White House ambitions in 2000 and 2008, respectively.

Among the pallbearers will be Democratic former vice president Joe Biden, ex-senator Russ Feingold, former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor Warren Beatty.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump had rejected the advice of top aides who advocated for an official statement that gave the decorated Vietnam War POW plaudits for his military and Senate service and called him a "hero". "He put country before self", Ryan said.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the "nation is in tears" and noted McCain's "deep patriotism, outstanding bravery and undaunted spirit".

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the USA lawmaker a great friend of the South Asian country. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. "And while he never made it to the presidency, in the Senate, he was the leader that would see a hot spot in the world and just say, we need to go there and stand up for that democracy", she told CNN's "State of the Union".

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero".

"People of India join me in sincerely condoling the loss of a steadfast friend", Modi tweeted. "McCain has done for our country".

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