After a memorial in his home state of Arizona, Sen. John McCain’s body is returning to the Capitol on Friday for memorial services there and at the National Cathedral this weekend. The senator, a decorated Navy pilot who was shot down and captured during the Vietnam War, will be buried Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday. Here is the schedule of events this weekend for celebrating the senator’s life: Friday At approximately 10:30 a.m. McCain’s motorcade will enter the East Capitol and be received with a ceremony on the East Capitol Plaza, carried into the Rotunda by Armed Forces body bearers, and placed on the Catafalque. Cindy McCain will be escorted to her seat, followed by the McCain family. The ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Prelude Invocation by Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives Remarks by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Remarks by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Remarks … [Read more...] about Schedule of McCain Memorial Events This Weekend
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The late Senator John McCain's life will be celebrated with five days of ceremonies and processions. Among those participating in the services are former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Vice President Mike Pence, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, actor and director Warren Beatty, and athletes Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Shane Doan, and Luis Gonzalez.On Wednesday, August 29, Senator McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol. At approximately 9:50 a.m. Arizona time, Senator McCain’s motorcade will arrive at the Capitol. Cindy McCain and family will be greeted at the Capitol Plaza by Governor Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey. Senator McCain will be retrieved by the Arizona National Guard Casket Team and proceed to the Capitol Rotunda. Cindy McCain will proceed to the Rotunda, escorted by her sons, Jack and Jimmy, followed by their family. Arizona veterans, military, law enforcement, fire, and first responders will line the Plaza. Senator McCain … [Read more...] about Five Days of Services for Senator John McCain: The Complete Details
BRUNSWICK, Maine >> The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted today: His remains were laid to rest under a special tombstone he commissioned before suffering a fatal heart attack. ASSOCIATED PRESS The family of Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, dance and sing around his grave at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, Maine, today. Skold died of a heart attack at the age of 57 in January 2018, a little more than a month after enlisting the son of novelist John Updike to carve a unique grave marker. BRUNSWICK, Maine >> The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted today: His remains were laid to rest under a special tombstone he commissioned before suffering a fatal heart attack. The family of Walter Skold read poetry, including some of his own works, during the ceremony in a historic cemetery in Brunswick. His remains were buried under a slate tombstone carved with a dancing skeleton at … [Read more...] about Dead Poets Society founder laid to rest under tombstone he commissioned
BRUNSWICK — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted Monday: His remains were laid to rest under a special tombstone he commissioned before suffering a fatal heart attack. The family of Walter Skold read poetry, including some of his own works, during the ceremony in a historic cemetery in Brunswick. His remains were buried under a slate tombstone carved with a dancing skeleton at the top. Related Headlines Walter Skold, Dead Poets founder, dies after commissioning tombstone “The end does not discriminate, It gives; it takes; it heals and breaks,” Skold wrote in a poem from the 1990s read by one of his sons, Charles. “It beckons for all to enter the grave: The final bed of roses from which the flesh cannot evade.” Afterward, family including five children and two grandchildren gathered in a circle, danced and sang hymns. One of his poems read aloud was named “Grave Dance.” Charles Skold, son of Walter Skold, … [Read more...] about Founder of the Dead Poets Society laid to rest under unique tombstone
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 08/24/2018 08:31 am ET Amanda AuchterGuest Writer When Pope John Paul II died in April 2005, I attended a memorial Mass in a beautiful church in Houston. I had not been to Mass in a while. I returned to the familiar sights and smells of my childhood and adolescence: the painted frescoes, the stained glass windows depicting angels and tortured saints, the incense and the Eucharist and the grace the Church offers. I was a “cradle” Catholic — someone who had partaken in baptism, reconciliation, first Holy Communion and confirmation. Not only were these rituals comforting, they were a part of who I was. I say this in the past tense because I have decided to leave. I have lost trust and belief in the Catholic Church because of the staggering number of sex abuse crimes committed against children and adults over the last seven decades. I am not a victim of these crimes, but as a person of faith, I believe it is important to speak … [Read more...] about I’m A Lifelong Catholic. Here’s Why I’ve Finally Decided To Leave The Church.