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Thousands line the procession route to see late Senator John Mccain

Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 01:43:55-04

Mourners lined the streets of Phoenix to say goodbye to an American Hero, late Senator, John Mccain. 

People of all ages filled Central Avenue and Camelback in Phoenix to show respect to the ultimate American hero. 

"It's a profoundly emotional experience for someone who has sacrificed so much on behalf of all of us," says Randy Jones who arrived at the procession route at 6 A.M. 

American flags and McCain signs waved in the air. 

John Hunsley has lived in Arizona for 53 years and has been voting for Mccain since the beginning. 

Jones stood on the route holding a sign that read, "Senator McCain because character counts."

Jones says, "The very first rule in picking someone representing us in government is the same rule that we're supposed to be teaching our kids that character counts."



No matter which side of the political aisle you're on - McCain was Arizona's senator. 

"The last couple of years I had a hard time accepting points he made decisions on but that what was so wonderful is he could speak his mind, respect the people and he was still my senator."

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