Paying tribute to two icons in one week


The country paid tribute Friday evening to Senator John McCain and singer Aretha Franklin as they were laid to rest. 

Family and friends said their final goodbyes Friday to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in Detroit. 

The funeral service was the exclamation point to week-long tributes and public viewings honoring the legendary singer and brought former president’s to their feet. 

 “I’m so glad when I got here, the casket was open. I wonder what my friend’s got on today,” Bill Clinton said. 

Franklin passed away earlier this month at the age of 76. 

Meanwhile, in our nation’s Capitol, Arizona Sen. McCain is lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. 

Hundreds lined up for their chance to pay their respects outside. 

The Senator’s family including his 106-year-old mother joined Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and the Armed Forced to a look back on McCain’s 81 years. 

“In every country, there are those who put country first, who prize service ahead of self, who summon idealism from a cynical age. John McCain was such a man,” Pence said. 

Saturday morning, the Senator will be driven to the Vietnam Memorial for a short ceremony before his memorial service at the Washington National Cathredal. 

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