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He Served Honorably!

How do you want to be remembered when eventually you’re done serving?

“He served his country.” Hopefully, they can add the word “honorably.”

“A hero is somebody who does the right thing no matter what and I think John throughout his life has been heroic so many times, so we shouldn’t be surprised that as he faces this at the end of his life that he’s still heroic and that if he showed us how to live he’s also – – he’s also showing us how to die.” – Grant Woods

John McCain’s words … I can’t help but cry. “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it…I hate to leave it. But I don’t have a complaint. Not one. It’s been quite a ride. I’ve known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. I’ve lived very well and I’ve been deprived of all comforts. I’ve been as lonely as a person can be and I‘ve enjoyed the company of heroes. I’ve suffered the deepest despair and experienced the highest exultation. I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times… The bell tolls for me. I knew it would. So I tried, as best I could, to stay a ‘part of the main.’ I hope those who mourn my passing, and even those who don’t, will celebrate as I celebrate a happy life lived in imperfect service to a country made of ideals, whose continued service is the hope of the world. And I wish all of you great adventures, good company, and lives as lucky as mine.”

Let his life and legacy be a reminder that many of us have differing opinions, different points of view, but at the end of the day we must support one another and work together. McCain defended Obama against racism, voted to save the ACA because he knew the American people deserved healthcare protection as a personification of life, liberty, and justice for all, and he stood firm against impending tyranny. Both in his storied military service, and in our current administration. We may have had differing opinions on some things, but dammit I respected this man. I learned from this man. And I’m so sad to hear of his passing. Sending love to his family. #JohnMcCain #RIP

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