Celebration of life takes place for Sen. McCain today

(NBC) – A memorial service will be held in Phoenix, Arizona for Sen. John McCain on Thursday. McCain’s casket will leave the Arizona State Capitol today and will move to a north Phoenix Baptist church, for a invitation-only celebration of life service.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the celebration.

Yesterday, which would have been his 82nd birthday, thousands of people came to pay respects to McCain as he lie in the Arizona State Capitol. Members of the National Guard carried McCain’s flag-draped casket into the Capitol Wednesday morning. His wife, Cindy, and family followed close behind.

People remembered McCain for his courage, convictions and his service to America.

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