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.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/2018/08/4.jpg” caption2=”Patriot Guard riders join hands and sing patriotic songs as they prepare to set up a flag line along Rose Moffatt Way in front of the state Capitol. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)”] [threeupcombobig-slim source=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/5.jpg” caption=”Patriot Guard riders prepare to set up a flag line along Rose Moffatt Way in front of the Arizona State Capitol to honor the late Senator John McCain on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Riders said they were in attendance at the request of McCain’s family. (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, wipes sweat from her face as she rests in the shade after paying respects to Sen. John McCain at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. She credits the McCain office with getting her disability benefits over 20 years ago and was near the beginning of the line on Wednesday. (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 of the Arizona State Capitol building while waiting to pay respects to the late Senator John McCain.
(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 to the late Sen. John McCain outside of the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (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 Arizona state capitol after hundreds of people paid their respects to the late Senator John McCain on what would have been his 82nd birthday.”] [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 of the late John McCain 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 John McCain into the funeral hearse at the Arizona State Capitol Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Celisse Jones/Cronkite News)” source2=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/12.jpg” caption2=”Onlookers and Brophy College Preparatory students and staff watch the funeral procession on Central and Camelback. (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 the late McCain and his family depart for Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The couple emotionally said their goodbyes to the late senator who Tsinnajinnie said he identified with as a wounded veteran himself.”] [2up_image_slim source1=”https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/14.jpg” caption1=”People line the roads as the motorcade drives by after the memorial service for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (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 for Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (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. 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)”]

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