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WASHINGTON – David Daks of New City, New York, paused in front of the American flag Friday to explain to his 6-year-old granddaughter, Arielle, that it was lowered to half-staff to honor the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The flagpole sits a few steps away from the path to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where the Daks family joined a steady stream of visitors to the memorial – known to most as “the Wall” – and other monuments saluting veterans on the National Mall.

Several people said they couldn’t help but think of McCain, a former Navy aviator and prisoner of war in Vietnam, as they searched for names of friends and loved ones engraved into the panels of black granite.

“I liked him,” said Daks, who said he voted for the Republican senator when he ran for president. “He was a real person with flaws and all.”

Daks’ daughter, Danielle, called McCain “one of the better politicians.”

“I like that he stood up for what he believed in. He wasn’t a cookie-cutter politician,” she said. “He was willing to go against his party for his convictions. We don’t have a lot of that today.”

Meanwhile, across town, members of Congress and other dignitaries were at the U.S. Capitol for a memorial ceremony for McCain. McCain is only the 31st person to lie in state in the Capitol.

Later Friday evening, hundreds were expected to gather for a candlelight vigil at the memorial to honor McCain.

Then, on Saturday morning, the motorcade carrying McCain’s casket to the Washington National Cathedral for a service will stop at the memorial where his wife, Cindy McCain, will lay a wreath.

Bob Healy, a ranger with the National Park Service, said a lot of people have streamed through the memorial in recent days, many of them saying they had come to Washington to pay their respects to McCain.

“Each has their own perspective on Sen. McCain and what he meant to them,” Healy said. “Many just felt he was a man of character and courage.”

Some visitors said they didn’t agree with McCain’s politics but praised him for his military service and efforts to work across the aisle.

“Even though I wasn’t a McCain supporter, hearing his name invokes dignity and decency,” Sue Halfond of Philadelphia said. “He seemed to put the needs and desires of the country above his own elevation.”

Halfond’s cousin, Lois Richards of Chicago, said she was impressed by the lineup of speakers McCain chose for his memorial service.

“I appreciate the clear message he’s sending with the speakers, especially Obama and Biden – two men who defeated him for the presidency,” she said of Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden. “To quote President Obama, Sen. McCain is saying we can disagree but not be disagreeable.’’

Deb Drummond of Brighton, Michigan, said she had considered going to the Capitol for the viewing but decided against braving the crowds. Instead, Drummond and Lori Weatherwax of Berkley, Michigan, visited the Vietnam wall.

They were in town for a conference of women who served in the Marines. 

“As a veteran, he was a hero,” Drummond said. “I didn’t agree with his politics in the end, but I always respected him as a veteran.”

Weatherwax said McCain was at the forefront of veteran issues.

“He was an advocate for bettering the VA system,” she said. “You don’t have to be a Republican or Democrat to try to do the right thing for your country.”

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McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217654 ORIG FILE ID: 1025510064Members of the military carry the flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, after arriving on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q463Cindy McCain steps off a plane carrying the flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. 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(Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q461Members of the United States military carry the flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain out of North Phoenix Baptist Church as Jack McCain, right, escorts his mother, Cindy McCain, out of the church following a memorial service, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.A C-32 military aircraft carries the body of Sen. John McCain as it departs Arizona for the last time over members of the Arizona Air and Army National Guard during the transfer ceremony at the 161st Air Refueling Wing, a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at Sky Harbor International Airport, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Melissa Arvizo holds a sign for Sen. John McCain along the motorcade route to a memorial service for McCain, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Former Vice President Joseph Biden pays tribute to his friend, Sen. John McCain, during a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, walks to board a C-32 after the casket of Sen. McCain was loaded onto the plane at the airport, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.Former Vice President Joe Biden greets people following a memorial service for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. A member of the military salutes the C-32 military aircraft carrying the body of Sen. John McCain as it departs, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Aug 30, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain is carried to the plane during the transfer ceremony at the 161st Air Refueling Wing, a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard, at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at Sky Harbor International Airport. The body of Senator McCain was placed onboard a C-32 military aircraft to depart Arizona for the last time. Rob Schumacher/The Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK ORIG FILE ID:  20180830_gma_usa_459.jpgArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald pays tribute to Sen. John McCain during a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Jay Smith plays the bagpipe during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Grant Woods hugs Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, following a memorial service for at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain arrives at a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Sen. John McCain's family, from left, Jimmy McCain, Meghan McCain, Jack McCain, Cindy McCain, Bridget McCain and Sidney McCain, stand together before a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. Sen. John McCain’s family, from left, Jimmy McCain, Meghan McCain, Jack McCain, Cindy McCain, Bridget McCain and Sidney McCain, stand together before a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. David Wallace, The Arizona Republic, via USA TODAY NETWORKA portrait of Sen. John McCain is carried to North Phoenix Baptist Church before a memorial service, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.People wait for the motorcade to arrive before a memorial service for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain is carried by members of the United States military before a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. Cindy McCain, wife of US Senator John McCain, kisses his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. Meghan McCain, daughter of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. cries at the casket of her father during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Weds. Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. Volunteers depart after the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. Daughters Sidney McCain, Meghan McCain and Bridget McCain, right, follow the casket of their father U.S. Sen. John McCain for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. The motorcade arrives at the Arizona State Capitol for the John McCain Memorial Service, Aug. 29, 2018, Phoenix, Ariz. The Arizona Army National Guard honor guard carry the casket of Senator John McCain during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol, in Phoenix, Ariz. on Aug. 29, 2018. Mrs. Cindy McCain is escorted by her sons, Jimmy McCain and Jack McCain, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey, left, as they follow the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol.Officers line the plaza as the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrives for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. The motorcade carrying the body of Sen. John McCain makes its way to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix where the senator will lie in state. The six-term Arizona senator died Saturday after a 13-month battle with brain cancer.In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, next to the desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., draped in black with a bowl of white roses sitting on it. McCain died on Aug. 25, after battling brain cancer. Graham was McCain's best friend in the Senate.In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, next to the desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., draped in black with a bowl of white roses sitting on it. McCain died on Aug. 25, after battling brain cancer. Graham was McCain’s best friend in the Senate. Senate Television via APRepublican Senate Minority Leader from New York Chuck Schumer, center,  takes questions from the media in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Aug. 28, 2018. Schumer spoke about renaming the Russell Senate Building after the late Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain. A handwritten note is seen at a makeshift memorial remembering Senator John McCain outside McCain's office in Phoenix, Ariz. Aug. 27, 2018.A man in the lobby of Senator John McCain's former office building watches a Fox News report as flowers and balloons from a makeshift memorial located outside the building are reflected in the building's glass window, Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.Cars drive by a billboard with a message honoring U.S. Sen. John McCain on Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.Members of the POW-MIA-KIA Honor Guard stand watch at a makeshift memorial for U.S. Sen. John McCain outside of the A.L. Moore Grimshaw mortuary on Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. Rick Davis, former campaign manager for Senator John McCain and a McCain family spokesman, reads the final letter from McCain to the country during a press conference at the Capitol in Phoenix on Aug 27, 2018. Susan Applegate pays her respects to Senator John McCain in front of his office in Phoenix Ariz. on Aug. 27, 2018. People are reflected as they look at the front page of the Arizona Republic featuring a picture of late Sen. John McCain at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Aug. 27, 2018. He was a hero, a statesman who cut a towering figure in Washington. But for many in the increasingly angry world of American politics, John McCain will be missed for a far humbler virtue,simple civility. As Americans and others paid tribute to the late Republican senator, who died August 25, 2018 of cancer aged 81, some cited a 2008 interaction with a voter as symbolizing his famous insistence on fair and civil discourse.People are reflected as they look at the front page of the Arizona Republic featuring a picture of late Sen. John McCain at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Aug. 27, 2018. He was a hero, a statesman who cut a towering figure in Washington. But for many in the increasingly angry world of American politics, John McCain will be missed for a far humbler virtue,simple civility. As Americans and others paid tribute to the late Republican senator, who died August 25, 2018 of cancer aged 81, some cited a 2008 interaction with a voter as symbolizing his famous insistence on fair and civil discourse. Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty ImagesThu-Van Cunningham, of Phoenix, reads messages left by well-wishers as she visits a makeshift memorial in honor of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain at McCain's office Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Phoenix. A visitor makes a photograph of an image of Sen. John McCain on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Aug. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A small memorial for Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away at his home in Cornville, Arizona, USA, on 25 August at the age of 81, outside the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC on Aug. 27, 2018. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will sponsor legislation to rename the Senate building after Senator McCain.Ashley Harper, former campaign staffer for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain  pays respect with her son Fincher, left,  outside McCain's office at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Aug. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Traders and financial professionals observe a moment of silence for the late U.S. Senator John McCain prior to the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 27, 2018 in New York City. Photographs, flowers and notes gather at a makeshift memorial to US Senator John McCain outside his office in Phoenix, Ariz. on Aug. 26, 2018.epa06975561 Richard Means, a member of the POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard, as well as National American Indian Veterans, stands guard outside the mortuary where Senator John McCain was taken after his death from brain cancer, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 26 August, 2018. McCain's family announced on 24 August 2018 that he discontinued treatment for an aggressive brain cancer. McCain, a former Naval aviator, was shot down on a mission over Hanoi, in North Vietnam, in October 1967, and made a prisoner of war (POW) until 1973. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. Menas is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  EPA-EFE/RICK D'ELIA ORG XMIT: RDLPeople pay their respects to US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F4Tim Combs carries flowers to pay respect to US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F6Tim Combs leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial for US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F7A flag flies at half-staff at the Capitol US dome  in honor of the late US Senator John McCain, Aug. 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. McCain died on Saturday, August 25, 2018, four days shy of his 82nd birthday, following a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Cindy and seven children, three of them from an earlier marriage. Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. A military veteran pays his respects, as John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, at the entrance to the McCain ranch complex in Cornville, Ariz., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. A rancher gets off his horse at the entrance to the McCain ranch complex Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Cornville, Ariz.The Atlanta Dream and the Washington Mystics observe a moment of silence for Sen. John McCain prior to the start of their a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Atlanta. POW/MIA/KIA honor guard member Aaron Cartland, of Phoenix, stands vigil for late Senator John McCain was taken after his death, in Sedona, Ariz. on Aug. 26, 2018. Pedestrians are reflected in the front page of the Fayetteville Observer, right, and the NY Daily News, which memorialize Republican Senator John McCain outside the Newseum in Washington, DC, on  Aug. 26, 2018. 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. A family kneels down and place flowers at a small memorial to pay their respects to the late Sen. John McCain outside his office on Aug. 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. A jersey for Sen. John McCain hangs in the dugout before the Arizona Diamondbacks play against the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field. The six-term Arizona senator died Saturday at age 81.Flags were lowered down at the half-staff at the Arizona State Capitol to honor John McCain, who endured more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and serving Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, died Saturday, August, 25th at age 81.

  • 8/31/18 11:24:15 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Cindy McCain pays her respects as the body of her husband, John McCain, lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by  Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)1 of 85
  • 8/31/18 1:57:44 PM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The body of John McCain lying in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)2 of 85
  • 8/31/18 2:00:47 PM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The body of John McCain lying in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)3 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:26:03 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Roberta McCain pays her respects as the body of her son, John McCain, lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)4 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:25:39 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Meghan McCain pays her respects as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)5 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:35:27 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Lindsey Grahama pays his respects as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)6 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:33:19 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Warren Beatty and Annette Bening  pays their respects as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)7 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:28:16 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Henry Kissinger pays his respects as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)8 of 85
  • Meghan and Roberta McCain listen as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the life of Sen. John McCain. The body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)9 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:57:48 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Sen Mitch McConnell speaks as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)10 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:17:42 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell present a wreath as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)11 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:02:04 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)12 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:55:38 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, Janna and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President Mike Pence stand in prayer as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)13 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:08:02 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Meghan and Roberta McCain hold hands as the body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)14 of 85
  • 8/31/18 11:53:07 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The body of John McCain is carried in before he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)15 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:53:59 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The body of John McCain lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)16 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:52:05 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The body of John McCain is carried in before he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JC 137436 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31/2018 (Via OlyDrop)17 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:43:21 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The casket of John McCain arriving at the U.S. Capitol while his wife Cindy McCain along with her two sons Jack and Jimmy McCain at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)18 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:43:21 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The casket of John McCain arriving at the U.S. Capitol while his wife Cindy McCain watching along with her two sons Jack and Jimmy McCain at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)19 of 85
  • The body of John McCain arrives at the U.S. Capitol before lying in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)20 of 85
  • 8/31/18 10:43:21 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- The casket of John McCain arriving at the U.S. Capitol while the McCain family waits on Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. Sen. McCain died on Aug. 25. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff` ORG XMIT:  JG 137435 McCain U.S. Capi 8/31 (Via OlyDrop)21 of 85
  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: The flag-draped casket of US Senator John McCain arrives inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. A Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, Farone said McCain did what was right. He never took the easy way out, he knew actions speak louder than words and he never tweeted about it. He just got it done, she said. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217654 ORIG FILE ID: 102882713422 of 85
  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31:  Vietnam War veteran Gary Galloway of Fort Knox, Kentucky, stands in line to pay respects to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he lies in state later in the dat at the U.S. Capitol August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. We were brothers, Galloway said of McCain. All military people are brothers when it comes down to it. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217654 ORIG FILE ID: 102551020423 of 85
  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31:  Brian Erdelyi (L) of Richmond, Virginia, and AnnMarie Farone of Indianapolis, Indiana, are first in line to pay respects to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he lies in state later in the dat at the U.S. Capitol August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. Erdelyi said he came to pay respects to McCain because he showed a lot of integrity, which is sorely missing today. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217654 ORIG FILE ID: 102551013424 of 85
  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31:  Benny Vu (R) and Kris Wiebold wait in line to pay respects to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he lies in state later in the day at the U.S. Capitol August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. Wiebold is a retired nurse who worked with veterans. You see the cost of freedom up close, he said. For me this is an opportunity to pay it back. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217654 ORIG FILE ID: 102551006425 of 85
  • Members of the military carry the flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, after arriving on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q46326 of 85
  • Cindy McCain steps off a plane carrying the flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q3MO27 of 85
  • Cindy McCain (R), wife of late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, her daughter Meghan (L) and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis watch as his flag-draped casket arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q46A28 of 85
  • The flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q46029 of 85
  • The flag-draped casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Senator J ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18Q46130 of 85
  • Members of the United States military carry the flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain out of North Phoenix Baptist Church as Jack McCain, right, escorts his mother, Cindy McCain, out of the church following a memorial service, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.31 of 85
  • A C-32 military aircraft carries the body of Sen. John McCain as it departs Arizona for the last time over members of the Arizona Air and Army National Guard during the transfer ceremony at the 161st Air Refueling Wing, a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at Sky Harbor International Airport, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 32 of 85
  • Melissa Arvizo holds a sign for Sen. John McCain along the motorcade route to a memorial service for McCain, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 33 of 85
  • Former Vice President Joseph Biden pays tribute to his friend, Sen. John McCain, during a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 34 of 85
  • Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, walks to board a C-32 after the casket of Sen. McCain was loaded onto the plane at the airport, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.35 of 85
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden greets people following a memorial service for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 36 of 85
  • A member of the military salutes the C-32 military aircraft carrying the body of Sen. John McCain as it departs, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 37 of 85
  • Aug 30, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain is carried to the plane during the transfer ceremony at the 161st Air Refueling Wing, a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard, at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at Sky Harbor International Airport. The body of Senator McCain was placed onboard a C-32 military aircraft to depart Arizona for the last time. Rob Schumacher/The Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK ORIG FILE ID:  20180830_gma_usa_459.jpg38 of 85
  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald pays tribute to Sen. John McCain during a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 39 of 85
  • Jay Smith plays the bagpipe during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 40 of 85
  • Grant Woods hugs Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, following a memorial service for at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. 41 of 85
  • The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain arrives at a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. 42 of 85
  • Sen. John McCain's family, from left, Jimmy McCain, Meghan McCain, Jack McCain, Cindy McCain, Bridget McCain and Sidney McCain, stand together before a memorial service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. 43 of 85
  • A portrait of Sen. John McCain is carried to North Phoenix Baptist Church before a memorial service, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix.44 of 85
  • People wait for the motorcade to arrive before a memorial service for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. 45 of 85
  • The flag draped casket of Sen. John McCain is carried by members of the United States military before a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2018. 46 of 85
  • Cindy McCain, wife of US Senator John McCain, kisses his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. 47 of 85
  • Meghan McCain, daughter of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. cries at the casket of her father during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Weds. Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. 48 of 85
  • Volunteers depart after the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. 49 of 85
  • Daughters Sidney McCain, Meghan McCain and Bridget McCain, right, follow the casket of their father U.S. Sen. John McCain for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. 50 of 85
  • The motorcade arrives at the Arizona State Capitol for the John McCain Memorial Service, Aug. 29, 2018, Phoenix, Ariz. 51 of 85
  • The Arizona Army National Guard honor guard carry the casket of Senator John McCain during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol, in Phoenix, Ariz. on Aug. 29, 2018. 52 of 85
  • Mrs. Cindy McCain is escorted by her sons, Jimmy McCain and Jack McCain, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey, left, as they follow the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol.53 of 85
  • Officers line the plaza as the casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrives for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol. 54 of 85
  • The motorcade carrying the body of Sen. John McCain makes its way to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix where the senator will lie in state. The six-term Arizona senator died Saturday after a 13-month battle with brain cancer.55 of 85
  • In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, next to the desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., draped in black with a bowl of white roses sitting on it. McCain died on Aug. 25, after battling brain cancer. Graham was McCain's best friend in the Senate.56 of 85
  • Republican Senate Minority Leader from New York Chuck Schumer, center,  takes questions from the media in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Aug. 28, 2018. Schumer spoke about renaming the Russell Senate Building after the late Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain. 57 of 85
  • A handwritten note is seen at a makeshift memorial remembering Senator John McCain outside McCain's office in Phoenix, Ariz. Aug. 27, 2018.58 of 85
  • A man in the lobby of Senator John McCain's former office building watches a Fox News report as flowers and balloons from a makeshift memorial located outside the building are reflected in the building's glass window, Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.59 of 85
  • Cars drive by a billboard with a message honoring U.S. Sen. John McCain on Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.60 of 85
  • Members of the POW-MIA-KIA Honor Guard stand watch at a makeshift memorial for U.S. Sen. John McCain outside of the A.L. Moore Grimshaw mortuary on Aug. 27, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. 61 of 85
  • Rick Davis, former campaign manager for Senator John McCain and a McCain family spokesman, reads the final letter from McCain to the country during a press conference at the Capitol in Phoenix on Aug 27, 2018. 62 of 85
  • Susan Applegate pays her respects to Senator John McCain in front of his office in Phoenix Ariz. on Aug. 27, 2018. 63 of 85
  • People are reflected as they look at the front page of the Arizona Republic featuring a picture of late Sen. John McCain at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Aug. 27, 2018. He was a hero, a statesman who cut a towering figure in Washington. But for many in the increasingly angry world of American politics, John McCain will be missed for a far humbler virtue,simple civility. As Americans and others paid tribute to the late Republican senator, who died August 25, 2018 of cancer aged 81, some cited a 2008 interaction with a voter as symbolizing his famous insistence on fair and civil discourse.64 of 85
  • Thu-Van Cunningham, of Phoenix, reads messages left by well-wishers as she visits a makeshift memorial in honor of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain at McCain's office Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Phoenix. 65 of 85
  • A visitor makes a photograph of an image of Sen. John McCain on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Aug. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. 66 of 85
  • A small memorial for Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away at his home in Cornville, Arizona, USA, on 25 August at the age of 81, outside the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC on Aug. 27, 2018. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will sponsor legislation to rename the Senate building after Senator McCain.67 of 85
  • Ashley Harper, former campaign staffer for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain  pays respect with her son Fincher, left,  outside McCain's office at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Aug. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. 68 of 85
  • Traders and financial professionals observe a moment of silence for the late U.S. Senator John McCain prior to the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 27, 2018 in New York City. 69 of 85
  • Photographs, flowers and notes gather at a makeshift memorial to US Senator John McCain outside his office in Phoenix, Ariz. on Aug. 26, 2018.70 of 85
  • epa06975561 Richard Means, a member of the POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard, as well as National American Indian Veterans, stands guard outside the mortuary where Senator John McCain was taken after his death from brain cancer, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 26 August, 2018. McCain's family announced on 24 August 2018 that he discontinued treatment for an aggressive brain cancer. McCain, a former Naval aviator, was shot down on a mission over Hanoi, in North Vietnam, in October 1967, and made a prisoner of war (POW) until 1973. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. Menas is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  EPA-EFE/RICK D'ELIA ORG XMIT: RDL71 of 85
  • People pay their respects to US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F472 of 85
  • Tim Combs carries flowers to pay respect to US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F673 of 85
  • Tim Combs leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial for US Senator John McCain, outside a mortuary home in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 26, 2018. - McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Veteran U ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18M6F774 of 85
  • A flag flies at half-staff at the Capitol US dome  in honor of the late US Senator John McCain, Aug. 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. McCain died on Saturday, August 25, 2018, four days shy of his 82nd birthday, following a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Cindy and seven children, three of them from an earlier marriage. 75 of 85
  • Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. 76 of 85
  • A military veteran pays his respects, as John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, at the entrance to the McCain ranch complex in Cornville, Ariz., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. 77 of 85
  • A rancher gets off his horse at the entrance to the McCain ranch complex Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Cornville, Ariz.78 of 85
  • The Atlanta Dream and the Washington Mystics observe a moment of silence for Sen. John McCain prior to the start of their a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Atlanta. 79 of 85
  • POW/MIA/KIA honor guard member Aaron Cartland, of Phoenix, stands vigil for late Senator John McCain was taken after his death, in Sedona, Ariz. on Aug. 26, 2018. 80 of 85
  • Pedestrians are reflected in the front page of the Fayetteville Observer, right, and the NY Daily News, which memorialize Republican Senator John McCain outside the Newseum in Washington, DC, on  Aug. 26, 2018. 81 of 85
  • 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. 82 of 85
  • A family kneels down and place flowers at a small memorial to pay their respects to the late Sen. John McCain outside his office on Aug. 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. 83 of 85
  • A jersey for Sen. John McCain hangs in the dugout before the Arizona Diamondbacks play against the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field. The six-term Arizona senator died Saturday at age 81.84 of 85
  • Flags were lowered down at the half-staff at the Arizona State Capitol to honor John McCain, who endured more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and serving Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, died Saturday, August, 25th at age 81. 85 of 85

 

   

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