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Meghan McCain honors late father with a rare photo from the family archives on Veterans Day

Cheryl Kahla
Nov 15, 2018
09:46 A.M.
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The late Senator John McCain lost the battle to brain cancer back in August. His daughter paid a sweet tribute to him online.

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The 34-year-old Meghan McCain shared a beautiful photo of her fahter as a young soldier on Twitter. She wrote in the caption:

"Today on #VeteransDay we remember and honor those who have selflessly served and sacrificed. Those who have and continue to fight to protect our freedoms -I am forever grateful."

She added that she misses her father, and thanked him for showing her what "fighting for something greater than yourself is."

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Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The moving photo can be viewed below.

Her fans rushed to the comment section to show their support, with one user saying John McCain was a hero. Another added:

"Your dad was a national treasure...and even better ..... A GOOD MAN."

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A few netizens also paid tribute to the veterans in their families but sharing photos of their loved ones in the comment section. One user wrote:

"Thanks dad! Meet Vic Davidson, who made this world safer during World War II. He understood and taught me the word “respect”, something we need more of on #VeteransDay2018."

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A user known only as Ariana shared a photo of her father, and explained in the caption that he fought "under terrible conditions in WWII." She added:

"Your Dad was a hero as were so many. We honor them today."

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Meghan regularly shares messages in remembrance of her father. Earlier week, she wrote a beautiful post on Twitter, two months after her father passed away:

"My first Election Day of my life without you - miss you so much today Dad. Thank you for always involving me in our amazing American political process and bringing me everywhere you went."

McCain was diagnosed with a glioblastoma back in 2017 and underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation up to his death.

He was only given a 3 to 14 percent chance of survival. Brain cancer patients, on average, typically survive less than a year and a half after diagnosis.

He was survived by his wife, Cindy, seven children including talk-show host Meghan McCain, as well as his 106-year-old mother, Roberta McCain.

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