John McCain's chest was accompanied by his loving family as he made his final trip to Washington D.C.
Meghan McCain cried when her father's body arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after ceremonies in her home state of Arizona.
On Friday, a ceremony will be held in the United States Capitol building, where he will remain in state. On Saturday, his funeral will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
He will be buried on Sunday at Hospital Hill at Naval Academy Cemetery.
The coffin draped with Senator John McCain's flags is carried by a team of Armed Forces corpsmen to a hearse at Andrews AFB.
Cindy McCain, wife of John McCain, Republican of Arizona, walks with Secretary of Defense of the United States, James Mattis, after arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland
John Sidney McCain III died on Saturday, August 25, at the age of 81, after a long battle against brain cancer.
His arrival in Maryland came after a funeral on Thursday, which was filled with laughter and tears as his old friends, led by former Vice President Joe Biden, recalled the stories that made McCain who he was.
& # 39; My name is Joe Biden. I'm a Democrat And I love John McCain, "Biden said during the nearly two-hour memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church.
She wiped her tears as she remembered the time they spent together in the Senate. "This is difficult," he said of his praise.
Biden's tribute was full of tributes to McCain's place in the world, his "ageless" value system and his love for the United States.
"John's story is the history of the United States," Biden said.
Cindy McCain and former Vice President Joe Biden embrace after John McCain's funeral in Phoenix on Thursday
Biden, in his eulogy for McCain, said the late senator hated those who "lacked the basic values of decency and respect, knowing that this project is bigger than oneself."
Jimmy McCain, Meghan McCain, Jack McCain, Cindy McCain, Bridget McCain and Sidney McCain look before a memorial service for Senator John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church
Cindy McCain and son Jack McCain board the military plane that will take the remains of John McCain to Washington D.C.
His speech was peppered with his folk talk that is a trademark of Biden. And the former vice president was encouraged when he spoke of the current political climate, his voice growing louder and his hands waving as he defended McCain's values and denounced the lack of respect seen in Washington.
His words seemed to be an opportunity for President Donald Trump, whom McCain forbade attending his funeral.
"It was not about politics with John," Biden practically shouted from the pulpit of the church. "I could disagree about the substance, but it was the underlying values that animated everything John did, everything that was."
"Where he would be separated from you if he did not have the basic values of decency and respect, knowing that this project is bigger than you," Biden added aloud.
"He could not stand the abuse of power, wherever he saw it," McCain said, "in any form, in any country."
He said that his friendship with McCain was like a family.
"I always thought of John as a brother, we had a lot of family fights," he noted.
"Whenever I was in trouble, John was the first to get there." I hope I was there for him, "he added.
Biden recalled how his son Beau died three years ago from the same brain cancer that cost McCain his life, the same cancer that also took the life of Senator Ted Kennedy, another close friend of McCain.