The first of a series of memorials commemorating his life was a private ceremony at the Arizona state Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018.
Meghan McCain wept over her father’s flag-draped casket in one of the most emotional moments of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain’s memorial at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday.
Meghan was teary-eyed at several moments during the ceremony. As she stepped up to her father’s casket after her mother, Cindy, she appeared to shake. Meghan placed her hand against the casket, and her sister Bridget followed.
Meghan entered the memorial with her siblings, all seven of whom attended.
Meghan had released a tribute to her father shortly after his death, remembering him as “the hero of the republic and to his little girl.”
“The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad — but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us.”
Meghan was born to Cindy and John McCain in October 1984. She has written books and made a career as a conservative columnist and political commentator. In September, she became a co-host of the ABC daytime talk show “The View.”
In late July she announced that after her honeymoon she would spend the show’s August hiatus in Arizona with her father. She was with the 81-year-old senator at the family’s home in Cornville when he died Saturday.
The heartbreaking moment as Meghan wept over her father’s casket drew a swell empathetic tweets:
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