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It will be held at North Phoenix Baptist Church honoring the life of Senator John McCain, a man who in his own words "lived and died a proud American".

At the church, a choir from the Jesuit-run Brophy College Preparatory school that two of McCain's sons attended sang "Amazing Grace".

Grant Woods, McCain's former chief of staff, delivered what sounded like a veiled shot at Trump, noting that McCain "wouldn't stand by" when people tried to stamp on the Bill of Rights, "including the First Amendment".

Professional athletes don't often have the opportunity to stand among current and former high-ranking government officials at public memorial services.

"I'm a Vietnam veteran and I got very lucky, unlike John McCain". (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Members of the different services were bearers of McCain's casket into the Capitol.

"We're here to show our respect because we weren't able to do it yesterday. great man", one person said.

Meanwhile, the church's senior pastor, Noe Garcia, said Mr McCain was "a true American hero".

"I said I've got two purple hearts, too".

"They knew that John believed so deeply and so passionately in the soul of America that it made it easier for them to have confidence and faith in America", Biden said. It was a line that made Cindy McCain smile just for a moment.

At North Phoenix Baptist church, an estimated 3,500 mourners, including family, friends, 24 Senate colleagues, Arizona athletes and other dignitaries celebrated the life of a man who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, a U.S. representative, a six-term senator and a two-time presidential candidate.

At the end of the almost 90-minute ceremony, McCain's casket was wheeled out of the church to "My Way", in tribute to a politician known for following his own path based on his personal principles.

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Trump, who has mocked McCain for being captured during the Vietnam War, was asked to stay away from the Capitol service, people close to the White House and the McCain family said. Cathedral staff have only a week's time to prepare for the funeral.

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Part of the 8-mile (13-kilometer) route was lined with USA flags and campaign-style placards that simply read "McCain". The motorcade carrying his American flag-draped casket arrived just before 10 a.m.

Trump, who had been widely criticised for his muted response to McCain's death, insisted in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday he had honoured the senator appropriately.

A few firefighters saluted from atop a fire engine parked on an overpass when the 11-vehicle motorcade with a 17-motorcycle police escort passed underneath on Interstate 17.

"Let us go now from this place in peace and comforting one another in the sure knowledge that one day we will join John in his home in Heaven", Father Reese said.

USA TODAY is providing extended coverage of McCain's memorial events, including Thursday's private service in Phoenix.

An estimated 15,000 people filed past the senator's casket to pay their final respects, and McCain sons Doug, Jack and Jimmy, daughter Sidney and daughter-in-law Renee shook hands with some of them.

He explained how the two men met in the late 1970s, when Mr McCain was serving as a US Navy liaison officer to the Senate, whilst Mr Biden had already been elected.

None of the speakers at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday uttered Trump's name.

McConnell, a man who at times fought on the opposite side of McCain on issues such as campaign finance, remembered him on the Senate floor earlier this week as a tough political opponent.

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