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At least 24 current U.S. senators will attend Sen. John McCain’s memorial service Thursday in Phoenix, his office said.
The service, which will begin at approximately 10 a.m. local time, follows a procession from the Arizona state Capitol, where visitors on Wednesday could observe McCain’s casket draped in the American flag.
The list of McCain’s colleagues at the service Thursday includes 14 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Six former senators will also attend.
Here is the list of known notable attendees:

Current U.S. Senators

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
  • Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
  • Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
  • Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. 
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
  • Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
  • Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
  • Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
  • Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
  • Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.
  • Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho
  • Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.
  • Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
  • Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
  • Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
  • Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.

Former U.S. Senators

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, D-Del.
  • Former Vice President Dan Quayle, R-Ind.
  • Former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
  • Former Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.
  • Former Sen. Connie Mack, R-Fla.
  • Former Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore.

Other Dignitaries

  • Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., and First Lady Angela Ducey
  • Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz.
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
  • Former Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz.
After Thursday’s memorial, McCain’s body will be flown to Washington, D.C., for two more days of services on Friday and Saturday.
The senator will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday for public viewing. On Saturday, the casket will be brought to the Washington National Cathedral for a final, invite-only memorial service that will be live-streamed online.
McCain, who first came to the Senate in 1987, died last Saturday after a 14-month battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.