John McCain left a farewell message for every American
The US and the rest of the world are currently mourning the loss of Senator John McCain. He passed away on Saturday from stage-4 brain cancer.
On Monday, Rick Davis, the Senator’s close friend and former presidential campaign adviser, read a farewell statement written by McCain.
Arizona Senator John McCain, 81, wrote a farewell statement to thank the nation and his fellow citizens for the opportunity to serve the country. In the long note, he also said goodbye to those who were now mourning his loss.
The statement was read by his spokesman, Rick Davis, on Monday in Arizona. This was where the Senator received treatment for a brain tumor which he was diagnosed with last year.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. A day before his death, McCain announced that he would no longer continue receiving treatment.
Davis read how McCain described having a rich and full life. He argued for civility in the country and urged Americans to keep up vigorous debates to settle disputes, but not to confuse tribalism for patriotism.
The Senator honored his family by mentioning them in his letter. “No man ever had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America,” McCain wrote.
“To be connected to America’s causes – liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people – brings happiness more sublime than life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves,” the politician noted.
Davis wrapped up the statement by sharing that 10 years ago, McCain had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. The Senator revealed that he had faith in the American people then, and still did now.
“Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit,” Davis read.
The Senator shared that Americans also never surrendered, never hid from history, but made their own history.
“Farewell, fellow Americans. God bless you, and God bless America,” was McCain’s last words to the nation.