John McCain´s mother, 106, expected to attend memorial services
John McCain’s 106-year-old mother, Roberta, is expected to attend memorial services in Washington and his burial in Maryland later this week.
Roberta McCain once said the middle child she called ‘Johnny’ liked to use her as an example of ‘what he hopes his lifespan will be’.
But she now mourns him instead of the other way around.
An honour guard stands over the coffin of John McCain, who’s 106-year-old mother, Roberta, is expected to attend his memorial service in Washington and his burial in Maryland later this week
The Vietnam prisoner of war, congressman, senator and two-time presidential candidate died of brain cancer last Saturday at his home in Arizona.
He was 81.
The late senator will be memorialized at a service in Phoenix on Thursday before his remains are taken to Washington D.C. On Friday, there will be a ceremony for him at the U.S. Capitol building, where he will lie in state at the US Capitol.
On Saturday will be his funeral service at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and he will be buried Sunday on Hospital Hill at Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.