Phoenix — Arizonans lined the streets and mourners gathered at a church Thursday as a motorcade carrying Sen. John McCain's body left the state Capitol for a second day of memorial services for the maverick politician, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate.
People holding American flags and campaign signs with the word "McCain" stood along parts of the 8-mile (13-kilometer) route as the hearse made its way toward the North Phoenix Baptist Church for a commemoration featuring Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries.
A few firefighters saluted from atop a fire engine parked on an overpass when the 11-vehicle motorcade with a 17-motorcycle police escort passed underneath on Interstate 17. Cars on the other side of the highway stopped or slowed to a crawl in apparent tribute.
McCain died last Saturday of brain cancer at 81.
During Wednesday's private service at the Capitol for family and friends, Cindy McCain pressed her face against her husband's coffin, and daughter Meghan McCain erupted in sobs.