Politically powerful pack McCain service that’s more laughter than tears

WASHINGTON – There were more laughs than tears for Arizona Sen. John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral, where his funeral service Saturday drew scores of political power players of the last four decades – but not the current president. The sentimental, sometimes somber – and at one point political – two-hour service was not.

Museum honors McCain with portrait that captures his ‘timeless values’

WASHINGTON – Images of Sen. John McCain have been hard to avoid for the past week – McCain the POW, the presidential candidate, the maverick politician. But until Monday, few had seen the photo of McCain now displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The never-before-published image is deceptively simple at first – McCain appears.

Vietnam Wall ceremony pays final tribute to key part of McCain’s history

WASHINGTON – Applause is not often heard around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but that was the response Saturday from a few hundred people who came to see Cindy McCain place a wreath in honor of her husband, Sen. John McCain. The wreath-laying was one of the last events in a week of celebrations of the.

Thousands line up for McCain, called one of our ‘bravest souls’

WASHINGTON – Arizona Sen. John McCain lay in state Friday in the U.S. Capitol, honored by the nation’s top elected officials and then by thousands who waited in wilting heat for the chance to file past his flag-draped casket. The packed Rotunda was silent as Cindy McCain laid her head on her husband’s casket and.

Vietnamese restaurant was unlikely healing spot for McCain, other POWs

ARLINGTON, Va. – Richard Nguyen remembers as many as 100 men in his family’s restaurant, reflecting on their Vietnam War experiences over spring rolls and noodles. Over the years, that number dwindled to 40, and then to 25, as the veterans moved out of the area or passed away. Last weekend, the group lost yet.

For Tucson native, being even small part of McCain rites is ‘humbling’

WASHINGTON – Growing up, Tucson native Joshua Carrigg learned about Arizona Sen. John McCain when his family talked about McCain’s service to the country as a politician and veteran. So it was a “humbling” experience when Carrigg, now Army 1st Sgt. Carrigg, served as non-commissioned officer in charge of the military detail that received McCain’s.

Photo essay: John McCain memorials and services

PHOENIX – Since news of Sen. John McCain’s death broke Saturday, Arizonans from all walks of life have shown their respect to the man who served his adopted state for nearly 40 years. They wrote letters and left them outside his Phoenix office on Sunday. They stood in 104-degree heat Wednesday to pay tribute as.

‘Amazing Grace’: Scenes from Sen. McCain’s memorial

PHOENIX – Thousands of well-wishers Thursday lined the route of the motorcade carrying John McCain to memorial services at North Phoenix Baptist Church. After the service, the senator’s flag-draped casket was flown to Washington, D.C., for services later this week. The show of appreciation came a day after 15,000 people, according to McCain family estimates,.

Listen: McCain leaves legacy of community connections

PHOENIX – Sen. John McCain’s connections to community ran deep, whether through a high school student learning about his legacy, a native of the Philippines honoring her father’s military service by showing up at the public viewing of a fellow veteran, or a Phoenix woman who said his Senate office saved her. Lisa Whealy, 54,.

‘Go in peace’: Family, friends honor John McCain as Arizona icon

PHOENIX – In ancient Sparta, fallen warriors were carried home on their shields. On Wednesday, an American flag draped the casket of John McCain – sailor and senator, husband and father – as it was placed on the shield of his beloved Arizona. His widow and other family members, friends and Arizona leaders watched silently.

Scenes from the Capitol: Arizonans say goodbye to Sen. John McCain

Updated 2:18 p.m. PHOENIX – On Wednesday, Arizonans said their last goodbyes to Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. Thousands streamed into the state Capitol rotunda to view McCain’s flag-draped casket. Here are some of their stories.   Politics aside, social conscience connects McCain, coach John Goodie, 66, a.