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In Honor of John McCain

On Friday, I walked to the US Capitol, where Senator John McCain was lying in state. Itís not like me to do something like this, but like many Americans I mourned the passing of a true patriot and man of honor. Throughout the day some 16,000 people waited in a line that doubled and tripled the length of two city blocks, in blistering heat, for a chance to pay their last respects to McCain in the Rotunda.

I didnít go in as I had a camera with me, which was prohibited, plus I was dressed in shorts, which would have been disrespectful, so I stayed outside and paid my respects from there and also took some pictures of the crowd.

This will be a very small gallery from my afternoon at the Capitol.
'The skies opened up, and the nation wept for John McCain'
'The skies opened up, and the nation wept for John McCain'
Final respects to Senator John McCain
Final respects to Senator John McCain
So many people
So many people
Broadcasting the news
Broadcasting the news
All walks of life
All walks of life
Police presence
Police presence
Getting spiffed up
Getting spiffed up
Bus gridlock
Bus gridlock
Respect
Respect
Patrolling in booties
Patrolling in booties
The sign says it all
The sign says it all
Rest in peace, John McCain
Rest in peace, John McCain