The Latest: McCain children thank public at State Capitol

The Latest: McCain children thank public at State Capitol
The Arizona National Guard carries the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. during memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix .(Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

Several of Sen. John McCain’s adult children thanked people who visited the Arizona State Capitol to pay respects to their father.

Sons Doug, Jack and Jimmy, daughter Sidney and daughter-in-law Renee shook hands Wednesday with some of the thousands of people who viewed McCain’s flag-draped casket in the Capitol’s rotunda

The afternoon and evening casket viewing followed a private service Wednesday morning.

A public memorial service will be held Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church before McCain’s body is taken by motorcade to an Arizona Air National Guard base at Sky Harbor International Airport to be flown to Washington.


12 a.m.

The celebration of Sen. John McCain as a former prisoner of war and maverick politician enters a second day with a church service and a military salute before his casket departs his adopted state of Arizona for Washington.

A motorcade with McCain’s casket leaves Thursday morning from the Arizona Capitol, where McCain has been lying in state so thousands of people could say goodbye.

Family and friends gathered there Wednesday for a private service, where Cindy McCain pressed her face against her husband’s coffin.

Following a service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, McCain’s casket will go to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a salute from the Arizona Air and Army National Guard.

Friday’s visitation at the U.S. Capitol will be followed by a service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral.