Remembering My Friend, U.S. Senator John McCain

Senator. POW. Veteran. Public servant. Patriot. Truth teller. Maverick. Advocate. Statesman. Grateful son. Devoted husband. Loving father. Friend. Hero.

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Alongside his wife, Cindy, Senator McCain was passionate about fighting the scourge of human trafficking and seeking justice for victims. Here we are with U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) at a screening of the film “I Am Jane Doe,” which chronicles the stories of several underage girls who have been illegally trafficked for sex through online classified advertisements.

John had two loves: his family and his country.

So many of us have stories about John.

This is who John McCain was and what he means to so many Americans — especially to those who served and those who lost loved ones who served. He will be missed by so many. And I will miss my friend.

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