A motorcade carrying the casket of late US senator John McCain arrived for a private memorial service and interment at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Sunday.
McCain is being laid to rest at the US Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared purpose.
The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of McCain's farewell tour, which began in Arizona after he died Aug. 25 from brain cancer and stretched to Washington, DC.
McCain's choice of burial location was as deliberate as the other details of his procession.
For his final resting place, he picked the historic site overlooking the Severn River over the grandeur of Arlington National Cemetery, where his father and grandfather, both admirals, are buried.
The late Chuck Larson, an admiral himself and ally throughout McCain's life, had reserved four plots at the cemetery - two for McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows.
Larson died in 2014, and McCain wrote in his recent memoir that he wanted to be buried next to his friend, "near where it began."