John McCain was born into a family of war veterans. He was a naval aviator who bravely represented the United States during the Vietnam War. As a prisoner of war he was tortured emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Nonetheless, he returned home a hero and with a strong spirit and love for his country.
As soon as he retired from the Navy, he settled in Arizona and entered public office. He served two terms in the House of Representatives and six as a United States senator.
Sen. John McCain was greatly admired as a politician because he cast a blind eye to bipartisanship. As a Republican, he believed that Democrats and Republicans must respect each other's views and work together for a greater United States.
His love and passion for both his country and politics encouraged him to run for the presidency on two separate occasions. He lost the Republican nomination to George W. Bush and later he lost the presidential election to Barack Obama.
It is with a broken heart that I announce that our beloved Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
In the last year of his life, Sen. McCain continued to fight for his country and for his life. He continued to work as a senator until his health put an end to his active vocation. On August 25, 2018, after eighty-one years of service and love for the United States, Sen. John McCain passed away in the company of his family and loved ones.