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Tributes to Senator John McCain


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Meghan McCain wrote a deeply moving tribute to her father, which brought me to tears. I am truly thankful that we were blessed with Senator McCain, for his selfless service to improve the world, for his dedication to country, for his shining example of statesmanship versus politics. John McCain was a man’s man, a true warrior, with a heart of gold, the growl of a lion, and the patience of a saint. In Meghan McCain’s final paragraph:

Today the warrior enters his true and eternal life, greeted by those who have gone before him, rising to meet the Author of All Things:

“‘The dream is ended: this is the morning.'”

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He will be missed.

Senator McCain’s daughter wrote a deeply moving tribute:

“My father, United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, departed this life today.

“I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning. In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things. He loved me, and I loved him. He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman – and he showed me what it is to be a man.

“All that I am is thanks to him. Now that he is gone, the task of my lifetime is to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love.

“My father’s passing comes with sorrow and grief for me, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my sisters. He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. We know that his flame lives on, in each of us. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad – but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us.

“Your prayers, for his soul and for our family, are sincerely appreciated.

“My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can. But in this loss, and in this sorrow, I take comfort in this: John McCain, hero of the republic and to his little girl, wakes today to something more glorious than anything on this earth. Today the warrior enters his true and eternal life, greeted by those who have gone before him, rising to meet the Author of All Things:

“‘The dream is ended: this is the morning.'”

Meghan McCain on Twitter: “I love you forever – my beloved father @SenJohnMcCain… “

Meghan McCain: ‘I Love You Forever’ – The Daily Beast

Her father died Saturday from brain cancer.

Obituary: Maverick McCain Went From War Hero To Political Icon

U.S. Senator John McCain, a six-term Republican senator from Arizona and war hero who endured almost six years of torture and captivity in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, has died. He was 81.

McCain leaves the stage when we need him most – The Washington Post

His insistence on putting the nation’s interest above self-interest is needed at a time when his party has embraced an amoral, narcissistic demagogue.

Opinion | John McCain, a Maverick We Can Learn From – The New York Times

For all our disagreements, his death leaves a great emptiness in Washington.

John McCain, the irreplaceable American – The Washington Post

In both war and peace, the longtime Arizona senator served our country with truth, honor and integrity.

Farewell to John McCain — He devoted his life to protecting the safety and security of America | Fox News

John McCain was America’s national security senator – a true expert who understood the challenges our nation faces and the ways to meet those challenges.

Opinion | John McCain, a Scarred but Happy Warrior – The New York Times

He could be frustratingly inconsistent, but he also bucked orthodoxy time and again.

John McCain: Champion — and critic — of the military – POLITICO

The Arizona Republican served four years in the House and 31 in the Senate, where he always had a seat on the Armed Services Committee.

Clintons pay tribute to McCain | TheHill

Former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton paid tribute to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Saturday, following the announcement of the Republican lawmaker’s death.

Петро Порошенко – Sad news for all Ukrainian people – died a great friend of Ukraine Senator John McCain.

We will never forget his invaluable contribution to the development of democracy and freedom in Ukraine and the support of our state. The Senator was with the Ukrainians on the Maidan and kept up the spirit of the Ukrainian military in the Donbass. The memory of John McCain will remain in our hearts forever. Condolences to the family and all American people. We grieve together with you …

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США – Posts

We are grieving over the loss of one of the greatest friends of Ukraine and American hero Senator John McCain. His immense contribution to Ukraine’s freedom and democracy will never be forgotten. Senator McCain’s joining the Ukrainian people on Maidan in Kyiv in winter 2013, traveling to Donbas with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the New Year’s Eve 2016 to lift the spirit of the Ukrainian soldiers and his dedicated work in the Senate showed the great courage and wisdom, provided great support for the Ukrainians and will always remain in our hearts. The Embassy of Ukraine expresses its deepest condolences to John McCain’s family and friends and the entire American nation. We are mourning with you and the American people.

U.S. Senator John McCain, “one of greatest friends of Ukraine,” dies at 81 | UNIAN

John S. McCain, a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the U.S. presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81. John McCain was an avid critic of Russia’s current authorities and an active supporter of Ukraine. “The Embassy of Ukraine expresses its deepest condolences to John McCain’s family and friends and the entire American nation,” Ukrainian diplomats in the U.S. wrote, calling him “one of the greatest friends of Ukraine and American hero.” Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook: “We will never forget his invaluable contribution to the development of democracy and freedom in Ukraine and the support of our state.”

John McCain: 10 moments that will shape the senator’s legacy | US news | The Guardian

The Arizona senator saw himself as a maverick, whose career was defined by the times he lived up to his principles and by those times he didn’t

John McCain champions troops, takes on Donald Trump’s White House

John McCain died at age 81. The Arizona Senator is a decorated combat pilot who refused release before fellow Vietnam War prisoners from Hanoi Hilton.

U.S. Senator John McCain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies At 81

U.S. Senator John McCain, a six-term Republican senator from Arizona and former prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict, has died of brain cancer at age 81.

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