John McCain's funeral in Washington: Remembering an American hero

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Cindy McCain, center, widow of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., follows his casket as it is carried out of Washington National Cathedral.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

WASHINGTON -- Three former presidents, scores of members of Congress, current and former world leaders and family and friends were among those gathered Saturday morning to eulogize six-term Sen. John McCain in Washington.

McCain's motorcade arrived from the Capitol, where he laid in state overnight, and the procession made a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where McCain's wife, Cindy, placed a wreath. His flag-draped casket was escorted by military body bearers up the cathedral steps under gray skies.

It was the last public event in Washington, where McCain lived and worked over four decades, and part of McCain's five-day, cross-country funeral procession. He died Aug. 25 at age 81.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.