John McCain buried at Naval Academy, where he began his life of public service


John McCain’s week of funeral services will come to an end Sunday, as the late senator is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The private service will include speeches by son Jack McCain; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a longtime friend of McCain; and retired Army general and former CIA director David H. Petraeus, the Washington Post reported. Attendance at the private memorial service will be limited to McCain’s family, close friends, military leaders and former Naval Academy classmates.

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The Sunday service will bring a week of services dedicated to McCain to an end, as the longtime public servant was honored in both Arizona and Washington, D.C. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle led an outpouring of support for McCain in the wake of his passing, culminating in a stirring memorial service at the National Cathedral with speeches by former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain.

“Hopefully, everybody is elevated by what happened there in the cathedral yesterday and the whole week, and we’ll take some of this forward to make the country better,” former senator and friend of McCain Joe Lieberman said Sunday on CNN.

McCain will be buried near the academy where he began his military career, in a plot next to a friend and classmate, U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chuck” Larson, according to ABC News.