KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The late Sen. John McCain will lie in state this week at the Arizona State Capitol and the U.S. Capitol.
He will be honored Wednesday in Phoenix on what would have been his 82nd birthday. McCain's body then will be flown to Washington, where he will lie in state Friday.
Funeral services for McCain — an Arizona Republican, veteran and former prisoner of war, who served in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades — will take place at the National Cathedral in Annapolis, Maryland, where he will be laid to rest.
”A legacy of service at both his time in the Navy and then his time in the House and Senate really expands virtually his entire adult life,” Park University Assistant Professor of Political Science Matt Harris said.
McCain’s legacy is most prominent in the military sector, where he advocated for veterans issues and worked closely with the VFW. McCain was a VFW member and consistently backed legislation to strengthen the nation’s military.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a fellow Republican, will appoint McCain's replacement in the U.S. Senate.