John McCain is getting a true legend’s sendoff as a full weekend of festivities begins with a memorial at his home state’s capitol building.
McCain’s casket was transported Wednesday via police escort to the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. It was draped in an American flag, and brought in to rest above the mosaic seal of the state’s motto.
Attending the memorial were the late senator’s widow, Cindy, and his daughter Meghan, who was in tears as she stood beside her father’s coffin.
81-year-old McCain died Saturday afternoon after battling brain cancer. After he passed, Meghan spoke on the great man her father was and the lessons he taught throughout her life.