Washington / Madrid / Two days before his funeral and on the last day of August of this year, on Friday, Republican John McCain will become the thirteenth senator in history who lies in a burning chapel at the Washington Capitol, an honour reserved only to “the most prominent citizens” in the country.
Republican Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday, August 25, aged 81 due to brain cancer, will be buried next Sunday, September 2, at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The funeral services of the veteran legislator will be divided between the US capital, where he developed his political career for more than three decades, and the state he represented in the Senate and in which he died, Arizona.
According to its office today, McCain supporters will be able to pay homage to him in a burning chapel next Wednesday at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix, where there will also be a mass in his memory Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church.
On Friday, McCain will become the thirteenth senator in history who lies in a burning chapel at the Washington Capitol, the congressional leaders confirmed today.
That honour is reserved for the “most prominent citizens of the country” since the practice began in 1852, after the death of former Speaker of the House of Representatives Henry Clay.
ON SATURDAY, FUNERAL AT NATIONAL CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTON
On Saturday, September 1, will be the main funeral of McCain, to be held at the National Cathedral in Washington and which is expected to be pronounced by the former presidents Barack Obama (2009-2017) and George W. Bush (2001-2009).
Three months ago, people close to McCain informed the White House that the senator didn’t want the current US president, Donald Trump, to attend his funeral and preferred that Vice President Mike Pence be in his place, according to the NBC News chain.
On Sunday, September 2, McCain, a war veteran, will be buried in the cemetery of the Annapolis Naval Academy, very close to Washington, in a private ceremony.
The ex-captain of the Navy could have opted for a burial near his father and grandfather in the National Cemetery of Arlington (Virginia), reserved for those killed in war and some decorated veterans.
But McCain decided to return to the place where he was formed, “where it all started”, as he himself explained in the memoir he published this year, “The restless wave”.
There, on a mound overlooking a river, he will be buried next to his old friend Chuck Larson, whom he met at the Naval Academy and who died in 2014. (August 27, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)
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de toda la carrera profesional de un senador estadounidense.
del fallecimiento de un político norteamericano.
del funeral y del entierro de un político estadounidense.
No se sabe.
es poco probable que los restos de McCain yazcan en una capilla ardiente del Capitolio.
el cuerpo de McCain solo yacerá en una capilla ardiente en la capital de EE.UU.
yacerá primero en una capilla ardiente de Arizona y después en otra de Washington.
la capilla ardiente del Capitolio no está reservada solo para los mejores ciudadanos del país.
la capilla ardiente del Capitolio está reservada solo para todos los presidentes de EE.UU.
la capilla ardiente del Capitolio solo está reservada a los ciudadanos más destacados del país.
se espera que unos expresidentes pronuncien elegías en el funeral de McCain.
solo el actual presidente de EE.UU. pronunciará una elegía en el funeral de McCain.
se ha confirmado que varios expresidentes pronunciarán elegías en el funeral de McCain.
No se sabe.
McCain no falleció a causa de un cáncer.
todavía no se sabe la causa del fallecimiento de McCain.
McCain murió a causa de un cáncer.
nunca ha combatido en ninguna guerra.
combatió en la guerra de Vietnam.
nunca fue prisionero de guerra.