Thousands of Americans stood up in line to say goodbye to John McCain who, on Friday, had a parade in the rotunda in Washington’s congress building.
McCain’s widow, his seven children and his 106-year-old mother had come to Washington alongside the coffin, and stood with a large number of congressmen, governors, diplomats and others under the congressional building’s dome.
President Donald Trump was the only one absent since McCain announced in advance that he was not welcome at the funeral. Vice President Mike Pence was there instead.
Among those who came to honour McCain were former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, actor Warren Beatty, and former senator Joe Lieberman.
The coffin came to Washington from Arizona where McCain’s mourner’s took leave in the state congress building. On Saturday, a solemn ceremony will be held in Washington’s Cathedral, before a march at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
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