Monday, August 27, 2018

The Loss of a True Hero

Rest in Peace Senator John McCain.
You will be sorely missed.
I can't put it better than President Obama:

"John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. "


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I read this too and admired his words for a former opponent realizing how respectful and scholarly they sounded- just what you would expect from a former president of the United States.

Sandra :) said...

^^Two gentlemen who epitomize the BEST of your country. Rest in peace, Senator McCain. said...

What a loss to his family and our country. Although I voted for Obama, I completely respected McCain (up until he chose Sara Palin as his running mate). He was a gentleman and a true hero who put others before himself. That anyone could question his patriotism or incredible sacrifice is beyond words!!