Re: McCain’s State Funeral
I seem to remember McCain wasn’t allowed to be buried in Arlington Cemetery, which is why he went to the Naval Academy Cemetery.
As the highest possible honor bestowed upon a person posthumously, state funerals are an entitlement offered to a sitting or former President of the United States, a President-elect, as well as other people designated by the President.
McCain did not receive a 'State Funeral,' but he did lie in state at the Capitol, which is not the same thing.
The only non presidents to have received a 'State Funeral' were Thaddeus Stephens, John Pershing, Douglas McArthur and the unknown soldiers of WWII and Korea.
State funerals have been held in Washington D.C. for William Henry Harrison (1841), Zachary Taylor (1850), Abraham Lincoln (1865), Thaddeus Stevens (1868), James A. Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901), Warren G. Harding (1923), the Unknown Soldier of World War I (1921), William Howard Taft (1930), John J. Pershing (1948), the Unknown Soldiers of World War II and the Korean War (1958), John F. Kennedy (1963), Douglas MacArthur (1964), Herbert Hoover (1964), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969), Lyndon B. Johnson (1973), Ronald Reagan (2004), Gerald Ford (2006-2007) and George H. W. Bush (2018).