To give one’s life to serve one’s country is the most selfless thing any man or woman can do.
Today, America lost Senator John McCain. As both a politician and a member of the Armed Services, he gave his life to ensure that America lives up to her ideals.
Born 1936, he followed his father and grandfather into the US Navy. Shot down while serving in the Vietnam War, he was a prisoner of war from 1967-1973. After finishing his service in the military, he became a politician. Many Americans of a certain generation remember him for running on the Republican ticket against Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. Known as a maverick, he was not the type of politician to just go along with the rest of his party. He was a politician who did what was right for the country, instead of what was right for the party.
While I did not share some of Senator McCain’s political beliefs, I respected him for standing up for what was right instead of meekly following in the footsteps of his fellow Republicans.
My heart goes out to those who knew him and loved him. May his memory be a blessing and may we remember, as Americans, what he did for this country.
Wherever you are Senator, RIP.
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