Senator John McCain meticulously planned out every detail of his memorial services.
One thing he did not plan on, however, was one of the pallbearers almost dropping his casket as he was being placed in state at the Arizona capital.
McCain’s family members were obviously upset during the funeral, with McCain’s daughter Meghan openly weeping at the site of her father’s casket.
The First of Many
Wednesday was the first day of what will be five days of memorial services for Senator McCain.
The morning service was private, but the Capitol was opened to the public in the afternoon for the general public to pay their respects.
On Thursday, McCain’s casket will be moved to the North Phoenix Baptist Church, where a live stream will be provided for the public.
His body will be moved to Washington on Friday, where there will be a memorial service held at the U.S. Capitol.
A national memorial service will be held for McCain on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. at the Washington National Cathedral.
There will also be a live stream provided for this event.
On Sunday, there will be another private memorial service held in the afternoon at the U.S. Naval Chapel.
After that ceremony, McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.
McCain will be buried next to Admiral Chuck Larson, who was a classmate of McCain’s at the academy as well as a lifelong friend.
Two former presidents are going to be speaking at McCain’s service, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both requested by McCain himself.
Oddly enough, they were both victorious over McCain on his quest for the White House.
In addition to Bush and Obama, Vice President Pence will be attending the services to represent President Trump.