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The Rev. Randolph Hollerith, dean of the Washington National Cathedral (from left); the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, the Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for the armed forces; and Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, the Air Force chief of chaplains, participate in the blessing of a Bible for swearing in U.S. Space Force officials. Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral hide caption

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The move comes just more than two decades after the young gay man's brutal murder in Laramie, Wyo. His death became an important symbol in the fight against homophobia. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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The casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is carried out of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, after a memorial service, as Cindy McCain is escorted by her son Jimmy McCain and other family members. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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