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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Elizabeth City failed to fly its American flag at half-staff on Tuesday, despite a White House proclamation that the flag be lowered until Sunday as a gesture of respect to military veteran and U.S. Sen.

After their attractive tributes to the longtime politician and war hero, the McCain family approached the casket to deliver an emotional goodbye.

As in many GOP races across the country, candidates in the Republican primary competed to prove their loyalty to President Trump. His 82nd birthday would've been today, August 29.

Wednesday's observance was to open with a private ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona statehouse, after which members of the public were invited to pay their respects from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. local time.

John McCain's death then raised back up on Monday in keeping with the USA flag code but to an outcry from the media and others who felt a flag proclamation from President Trump was in order. Republican reaction to the Schumer proposal was mixed, even as Sen. Jon Kyl, both touched the casket. John McCain. Ward, who frequently criticized McCain, ended the night almost 25 points behind the more moderate McSally, a veteran and the first USA female fighter pilot to fly in combat. While wife Cindy McCain and sons Jack and Jimmy, dressed in formal military attire, were stoic during the ceremony, Meghan couldn't contain her sobs.

Family, friends and former colleagues of the late Sen.

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We need to continue working to not concede many chances. "I think then, the team showed every supporter that they wanted to win".

Kyl said he would miss McCain and that his greatest contribution was national security.

McCain was greeted by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who served with McCain for 31 years, says he's in favor of "naming nearly any building" for McCain, but adds, "I'm not sure that I would make a decision on a specific building at this point".

McCain's death could give Trump even greater leverage over a rightward-tilting Republican party as he fights for his political life against the Russian Federation meddling and obstruction investigations. The single mom and Democrat brought a bouquet of flowers and said she had always looked up to McCain. Members of the public began lining up hours in advance for a casket viewing that was to begin in the afternoon. Among candidates for the U.S. House, 14 people of color will be on the ballot in Florida and four in Arizona. He took office in the state in the early 1980s, first as a congressman and then as a senator in the seat once held by Goldwater.

The memorial service will include multiple tributes, readings and musical performances, including a tribute from former Vice President Joe Biden. John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 29, 2018.

Another viewing will be at the US Capitol on Friday, with a final memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.