Former presidents, world leaders present and past, some of the other Americans like him held prisoner of war and much of Washington on Saturday celebrated the life of Sen. John McCain at a memorial service at the National Cathedral.
After a ceremony earlier this week back home in Arizona, McCain, who died Aug. 25 at age 81, was remembered in ceremonies in the nation’s capital for his service to the country, first as a Navy pilot who was a held as a POW in North Vietnam for five years, later as a congressman, and then as a longtime senator.
McCain’s casket was carried from the Capitol, where mourners filed past on Friday, to the National Cathedral before he is buried Tuesday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Here are images from services Saturday at the National Cathedral:
In the end, I got to enjoy one of life’s great gifts: the friendship of John McCain. And I’ll miss him