A procession is held at the Vietnam Memorial for the late Arizona Senator John McCain, followed by a memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
The invitation-only crowd began lining up to enter more than two hours before the formal funeral for the six-term senator, and began taking their seats under the building’s soaring arches and stained glass windows.
McCain asked former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush to speak at the service to highlight the bridge-building that McCain espoused.
Obama and Bush defeated McCain’s bids for the nation’s highest office.
McCain died Aug. 25 at age 81.
Saturday’s service is the last for McCain in Washington.
He’ll be buried Sunday at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.