Pence Honors McCain at Legion Convention in Mpls

Pence Honors McCain at Legion Convention in Mpls

Vice President Mike Pence and his valuable other Karen stand in prayer because the physique of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to the late Sen.

"The president asked me to be here, on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served his country throughout his life", Pence said at the memorial.

In an official presidential proclamation Monday, President Donald Trump said he had asked the vice president to offer an address at the ceremony honoring McCain.

Pence also praised McCain during the American Legion's 100th National Convention on Thursday, saying McCain was "a particular veteran that I know is on the hearts and minds of people all across America as we gather here", USA Today reported.

"Americans marveled at the iron will of John McCain".

Two people missing and several injured after boat collision in California
None of the people on board either of the boats was wearing a life jacket, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster said. The crash was so violent that one of the boats sank and the other sustained major damage, fire officials said.

"In every generation, there are those who put country first, who prize service ahead of self, who summon idealism from a cynical age", Pence added.

More recently, Trump declined to mention McCain's name at a signing ceremony for a defense bill named in McCain's honor.

John McCain will be given a formal funeral service on Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, where both Obama and his predecessor as US president, George W. Bush, are scheduled to make speeches.

The day before, in Phoenix, McCain was eulogized as a "true American hero" at a crowded church service for the maverick politician that ended with the playing of Frank Sinatra's "My Way".

The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of McCain's farewell tour, which began in Arizona after he died August 25 from brain cancer and stretched to Washington. Air Force Two was seen landing at the Burlington International Airport around 1:30 p.m.

At that point during his remarks, Meghan McCain's eyes appeared to snap on Pence, in a move some users identified as "side-eye". Burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to take place Sunday.

Related Articles

  • Japan braces for possible strongest typhoon in 25 years

    Japan braces for possible strongest typhoon in 25 years

    However, it was set to speed up after making landfall, minimising the amount of rain that will fall in one place. Typhoon Jebi, heading north, was forecast to make landfall later in the day and cross the main island of Honshu.
    Aussie Instagram model found dead on billionaire’s yacht

    Aussie Instagram model found dead on billionaire’s yacht

    And her death has given tragic meaning to an earlier post about quad biking, where she said: "My head is all over the shop today. Those on board - including a doctor - are said to have tried to revive Ms McNamara when they found her.
    Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

    Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

    Klobuchar was the only senator to make such a request, he said - and those documents were released Friday. What are they trying so desperately to hide?' Republicans said Democrats are reaching for objections.
  • Two Malaysian women caned for lesbian sex

    Two Malaysian women caned for lesbian sex

    The LGBT community is routinely persecuted in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where they are seen as a threat to conservative values. It reads: "Homosexual acts are illegal in Malaysia and punishable under federal law, and in some states, shari'a law".
    Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY

    Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY

    She is seen running through traffic before troopers say she tried to carjack a woman who also had a child in the auto . Police can be seen pointing their weapons at the vehicle while attempting to extract her from the SUV.
    International Space Station Repaired After Pressure Leak

    International Space Station Repaired After Pressure Leak

    Once awake, the astronauts were filled in on the situation and procedures began to determine the location of the leak. The leak, detected by flight controllers as the Expedition 56 crew slept, resulted in a minor loss of cabin pressure.
  • Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

    Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

    The Fraser Health Authority has confirmed a "cluster" of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Guildford area of Surrey. Symptoms can include cough, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, said Fraser Health Medical Health Officer Dr.
    Iran FM to Meet with Assad as Syria Showdown Looms

    Iran FM to Meet with Assad as Syria Showdown Looms

    Zarif met Assad, Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who asked for Iran to continue its support, according to Iran's Fars News.
    No increase in fuel prices for September

    No increase in fuel prices for September

    Petrol and diesel are on a record high, less than four months after a hike that caused an uproar across the country. The petrol, diesel prices have continued to surg in a row for the ninth consecutive day on Monday.
  • Djokovic sends massive warning shot to Federer and Nadal

    Djokovic sends massive warning shot to Federer and Nadal

    But Keys struck once more with a flurry of winners at 3-3, overpowering Cibulkova in that game to reclaim her break advantage. Coming off his triumph at Wimbledon, he has reached the final eight at Flushing Meadows for the 11th time.
    Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike's new

    Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike's new "Just Do It" campaign

    Kaepernick has not been on an National Football League roster since he parted ways with the 49ers at the end of the 2016 season. Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011 but shielded him from public view while he protested from the sidelines.
    Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

    Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

    Bobi Wine posted on Twitter that he had arrived safely in the USA after suffering brutal torture by Special Forces soldiers. Wine has been allowed to leave the medical facility because he underwent a medical examination, police statement said.