Vice president Joe Biden will deliver the eulogy at Senator John McCain’s memorial service in Phoenix, Arizona today, starting at 10am MST (1pm EDT).
The memorial service is being broadcast live on a website for McCain:
The list of attendees at the service include politicians, football players, and businesspeople. McCain’s pallbearers at the North Phoenix Baptist church service include former Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzales and retired National Hockey League forward Shane Doan. Congressmen attending include 24 sitting senators, both Democrats and Republicans, and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy.
The full service will start with “Amazing Grace,” include a performance by a Navajo flutist, and end with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” according to a schedule provided by McCain’s office.
Welcome and Invocation by Senior Pastor Dr. Noe Garcia
Hymn, “Amazing Grace,” performed by the Brophy Student Ensemble
Reading, Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, read by Bridget McCain
Tribute by Grant Woods
Tribute by Tommy Espinoza
Hymn, “Expression of Love,” performed by Jonah Littlesunday, Navajo flutist
Tribute by Larry Fitzgerald, Jr.
Tribute by Vice President Joe Biden
Reading, 2 Timothy 4:6-8 by Andrew McCain
Song, “Arizona,” performed by the Brophy Student Ensemble
Message by Father Edward Reese
Hymn, “Going Home,” performed by Jay Smith on bagpipe
Benediction and Dismissal by Senior Pastor Dr. Noe Garcia
Recessional, “My Way,” original music by Frank Sinatra
McCain’s body will be flown to Washington, DC afterward, where a second memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday (Sept. 1) after a public procession from the US Capitol to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.