Pals, household and former presidents will gather at Washington National Cathedral this morning to honor the lifetime of the late Sen. John McCain.
The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. ET, will characteristic tributes from Republican former President George W. Bush, who prevailed over McCain within the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, and Democratic former President Barack Obama, who ran in opposition to McCain within the 2008 presidential election and gained.
The remarks from former Democratic and Republican presidents who had been as soon as rivals to McCain will ship an unmistakable message of unity and bipartisanship at a time when Washington is deeply divided.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Meghan McCain, one of many late senator’s daughters, are additionally on the record of these slated to talk at Saturday’s memorial service.
Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, who delivered an emotional eulogy for McCain at a memorial service in Arizona on Thursday, will function a pallbearer on Saturday.
Actor Warren Beatty, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and former chief of workers to McCain Mark Salter can even function pallbearers, amongst others.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, an in depth buddy of McCain’s, and McCain’s youngsters Jimmy and Sidney McCain will participate within the ceremony as nicely.