Celisse Jones, Anya Magnuson and Nicole Neri

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

Photo essay: McCain memorials and services

PHOENIX – Since news of Sen. John McCain’s death broke Saturday, people around the world have shown their respect in various ways.

In Arizona, they wrote letters and left them outside his Phoenix office. They stood in the 104-degree heat to pay tribute at the state Capitol. And they waved flags outside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as the plane carrying McCain’s body left Arizona for Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Cronkite News journalists captured those moments:

[threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2_Rotunda.jpg” caption=”People pay their respects as Sen. John McCain lies in state at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday. (Photo by Jennifer Alvarez/Cronkite News)”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/3-1.jpg” caption1=”Patriot Guard riders bow their heads in prayer as they prepare to set up a flag line along Rose Moffatt Way in front of the state Capitol. Riders say they attended at the request of McCain’s family. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Jennifer-Alvarez_Signatures.jpg” caption2=”Members of the public who came to the Capitol to pay tribute leave their signatures in a guestbook that will be given to the McCain family. (Photo by Jennifer Alvarez/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/5.jpg” caption=”Patriot Guard rider Robi Campbell said their participation showed the nation that “a whole nation cares that someone has signed on the dotted line to protect our freedoms and the way of life we know today.” (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/6-1.jpg” caption1=”Lisa Whealy, of Phoenix, rests in the shade after paying respects at the state Capitol Wednesday. She credits the McCain office with getting her disability benefits more than 20 years ago. (Photo by Anya Magnuson/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/7-1.jpg” caption2=”John Caccitolo of Tucson plays with his 4-month-old son Timothy Caccitolo outside the state Capitol while waiting to pay respects. About 15,000 people showed up Wednesday. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/8.jpg” caption=”Antony Irby waits to pay his respects. The line stretched from the Capitol to the intersection of 16th Avenue and Jefferson Street by 2 p.m. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)”] [mediumimage-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/9.jpg” caption=”The sun sets over the State capitol after people paid their respects on what would have been McCain’s 82nd birthday. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CEL_8386.jpg” caption=”Cindy McCain arrives at the state Capitol to begin the funeral procession to the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/11.jpg” caption1=”Pallbearers carry the casket holding McCain into the funeral hearse at the state Capitol Thursday. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/12.jpg” caption2=”Arizona Department of Public Safety officers lead the procession on Central Avenue and Camelback Road. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/13.jpg” caption=”Marine Tom Tsinnajinnie comforts Sherry Harvey as they watch the aircraft transporting McCain and his family depart for Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. As a wounded veteran himself, Tsinnajinnie said he identifies with McCain. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/14-1.jpg” caption1=”People line the roads as the motorcade drives by after the memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday. (Photo by Anya Magnuson/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/15.jpg” caption2=”Samantha Wolfe and her 4-month-old daughter Joelle wait outside the church during the memorial service. (Photo by Anya Magnuson/Cronkite News)”] [fullimage-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/16.jpg” caption=”Roberto Ongaro holds up the American flag next to wife Jeannette as the motorcade approaches Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Ongaro served in the military for 24 years, and felt ”(he had) that connection with (McCain) and felt compelled to honor him today.” (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)”]