A Last Farewell to John McCain

Family, past presidents, military and political officials, fellow veterans and constituents of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gathered at the Arizona state Capitol and the U.S. Capitol to bid the Vietnam war hero and legendary senator one last farewell.

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Cindy McCain lays her head on the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as he is buried at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. McCain was <a href="/news/national-international/John-McCain-Burial-Naval-Academy-492283651.html" target="_blank">buried next to lifelong friend Chuck Larson</a> on Sunday.
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A horse-drawn caisson carries the casket containing the remains of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to his burial site at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018. McCain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81.
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Family members, including Cindy McCain, back center, follow a horse-drawn caisson that carries the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as it proceeds to the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, for burial. McCain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81.
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People watch as the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is brought to Annapolis, Md., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, for his funeral service and burial at the U.S. Naval Academy. McCain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81.
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The casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, is carried out after the National Memorial Service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, September 1, 2018.
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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger delivers a eulogy during the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Former President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Meghan McCain speaks at a memorial services for her father Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at Washington Nationals Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. McCain died Aug. 25, from brain cancer at age 81.
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Spectator observe as the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is transported from the U.S. Capitol to the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Cindy McCain, wife of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, lays a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, during a funeral procession to carry the casket of her husband from the U.S. Capitol to National Cathedral for a Memorial Service. McCain served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War and was a prisoner of war for more than five years.
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Rhonda Zuck, left, and her husband, Tim Zuck, center, drove from Racine, WI for the wreath laying ceremony for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. They both served in the Army. Ray Whitehouse for The New York Times
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Members of the McCain family watch as a military honor guard team carries the late-Senator's casket from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C on September 1, 2018.
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A member of a military honor guard team salutes as a hearse carrying the casket of the late-Sen. John McCain departs the U.S. Capitol September 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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The casket of Sen. John McCain is carried down the steps of the U.S. Capitol by a military honor guard on September 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Cindy McCain, widow of the late U.S. Senator John McCain, kneels at her husband's casket during ceremonies honoring the senator inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-NY, lay a wreath at the casket of Sen. John McCain during his memorial service at the Capitol Rotunda on August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth Haas, gives a kiss to the casket of Sen. John McCain as he lies in state on August 31, 2018.
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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger touches the casket of Sen. John McCain as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, on August 31, 2018.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, right, touch the casket of Sen. John McCain as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, on August 31, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Meghan McCain, daughter of late Sen. John McCain, touches her father's casket during ceremonies honoring the him inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018.
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Roberta McCain, right, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain, comforts her granddaughter Meghan McCain, center, at U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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The flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain arrives inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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The late U.S. Sen. John McCain lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on August 31, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Joint service members of a military casket team carry the casket of Senator John McCain into the US Capitol, where he will lie in state for the rest of the day on August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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The catafalque where the casket of the late Senator John McCain will lie in state sits inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Greg Brock of Myrtle Beach, Florida, holds a photograph of Sen. John McCain as he waits in line outside the U.S. Capitol to pay respects to McCain when he lies in state later in the day August 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Cindy McCain and other family members watch Sen. McCain's casket being transferred to a hearse upon its arrival at Joint Base Andrews August 30, 2018 in Maryland.
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The flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain is unloaded from an aircraft upon its arrival at Joint Base Andrews August 30, 2018, in Maryland.
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A hearse carrying the casket of Sen. John McCain is escorted to a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on August 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Cindy McCain is joined by friends and family as the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain is transferred at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, following a memorial service on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. The late senator, who died Aug. 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer, departed Arizona for the last time en route Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
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Motorcycle police park in a line as the casket of <a href="/multimedia/John-McCain-Through-the-Years-480748581.html" target="_blank">Sen. John McCain</a> is transferred at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, following a memorial service on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Church-Service-Arizona-492062081.html" target="_blank">wipes a tear</a> while giving a tribute during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Bridget McCain escorts her brother during a memorial service to <a href="/multimedia/John-McCain-Through-the-Years-480748581.html" target="_blank">celebrate the life</a> of their father, Sen. John McCain, at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Military pallbearers escort the casket of <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Farewell-Message-491813951.html" target="_blank">Sen. John McCain</a> into a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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<a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Services-Arizona-491958001.html" target="_blank">A man salutes</a> as a hearse carrying the casket of Sen. John McCain is escorted by Arizona State Troopers to the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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A hearse carrying the casket of Sen. John McCain is escorted by Arizona State Troopers to a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Church-Service-Arizona-492062081.html" target="_blank">Thousands came for the memorial</a> which included tributes and readings for the late senator who died Aug. 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with glioblastoma.
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Cindy O'Neil of Tucson, Ariz., right, holds up signs as she and others wait in line for the public viewing of the late Sen. John McCain as his body lies in state at the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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<a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Services-Arizona-491958001.html" target="_blank">The public wait in line</a> to view the late Sen. John McCain as his body lies in state at the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Mourners pay their respects to the late Sen. John McCain as his body lies in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, touches the casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, touches the casket during his memorial service at the Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. Sen. McCain, a <a href="/multimedia/John-McCain-Through-the-Years-480748581.html" target="_blank">decorated war hero</a>, died Aug. 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with glioblastoma.
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The Arizona National Guard carries the casket into the museum rotunda during a memorial service for Sen. John McCain at the Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Arizona DPS officers salute as the body of Sen. John McCain is <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Services-Arizona-491958001.html" target="_blank">carried to the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda</a> where it would lie in state on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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<a href="/news/breaking/McCain-Lies-in-State-at-Arizona-Capitol-492012841.html" target="_blank">Cindy McCain</a>, widow of Sen. John McCain, walks into the Arizona State Capitol with sons James McCain (L) and Jack McCain on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Meghan McCain, center, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, cries as she walks into the Arizona State Capitol for a memorial on Aug. 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Arizona police officers lower their heads as the body of Sen. John McCain arrives at the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda where it will lie in state on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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The casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain is carried into the Arizona State Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. The senator <a href="/news/breaking/McCain-Lies-in-State-at-Arizona-Capitol-492012841.html" target="_blank">would lie in state</a> at the Arizona State Capitol before being transported to Washington D.C.
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The Arizona National Guard carries the casket of Sen. John McCain <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Services-Arizona-491958001.html" target="_blank">to his memorial service</a> at the Arizona State Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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<a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Services-Arizona-491958001.html" target="_blank">A serviceman pays his respects</a> at the casket of Sen. John McCain during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Members of the POW-MIA-KIA Honor Guard stand watch at a makeshift memorial for Sen. John McCain outside of the A.L. Moore Grimshaw mortuary on Aug. 27, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. The <a href="/news/politics/Senator-John-McCain-Church-Service-Arizona-492062081.html" target="_blank">state of Arizona is mourning the death</a> of "Arizona's favorite adopted son."
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The American flag at the U.S. Capitol flies at half staff, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C., in honor of <a href="/news/politics/Hero-and-Statesman-John-McCain-Tributes-Pour-in-After-His-Death-491732551.html" target="_blank">late Sen. John McCain</a>.
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Traders observe a moment of silence for the late Sen. John McCain prior to the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Aug. 27, 2018, in New York City.
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A Phoenix resident kneels down to pay his respects to the late Sen. John McCain as he looks over the notes left at a small memorial outside McCain's office on Aug. 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.
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A personal note attached to flowers is left at the Dignity Memorial Mortuary to pay respects to the late Sen. John McCain on Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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The American flag flies at half staff over the White House honoring Senator John McCain, Aug. 26, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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