John McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain, 106, will attend her son’s funeral service at the Capitol, the National Cathedral, and the Naval Academy.
Also, she is to make and appearance at McCain’s memorial service on Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington. There, former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will do the eulogies.
While McCain was campaigning, his mother was there all along the way when her son was running for the presidency in 2008. Even at her age, Roberta McCain has been traveling around the world. During an interview in 2008 with her son, she got pretty clad with CBS News. She said that people expected her to around and play bridge all day. Mrs. McCain wasn’t the type of woman to stay at home all day, complaining about her knee surgery. She ends the interview by telling them, “Well, that isn’t my choice of a way to live.”
While giving his speech after accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 2008., McCain was sure to credit his mother for raising him while his dad was away serving as a Navy Admiral.
Roberta McCain, John McCain 107-Year-Old mother Will Be In Attendance At Son’s Funeral Services
When McCain was growing up, his father was always at sea. With him being gone, it was up to his mother to raise his brother, sister, and himself. He says that his mother gave them all of her love and a deep interest in worldy matters.
McCain goes on to say, that if it weren’t for the love of his mom, he wouldn’t have made it this far.
According to McCain in 2008, he and his mother have always been close.
In his last book, “The Restless Wave,” McCain wrote that his mother’s “main attributes are enthusiasm, wanderlust, and good genes.”
He continued, “I am my mother’s son. I always have been.”
Sen. McCain’s wife, Cindy, and their seven children will also attend all services.