McCain's body arrives in Annapolis for burial after week of eulogies

By REUTERS
September 2, 2018 21:32
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The body of John McCain arrived on Sunday at the US Naval Academy, where the Vietnam War hero, Arizona senator and presidential candidate will be buried in a cemetery on the grounds of the school where he graduated six decades ago.

Crowds gathered along the route to Annapolis traveled by the motorcade bearing McCain's body. At one point along the route, a large American flag hung suspended between two cranes on a bridge.Family and friends, along with the academy's class of 1958 and the current Brigade of Midshipmen, plan to commemorate McCain, who died Aug. 25 at age 81, at the Naval Academy chapel.

McCain will be buried next to his classmate and friend, Admiral Chuck Larson, a former commander of US Pacific Command who died in 2014, according to the McCain family.


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