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Meghan McCain Releases Moving Must-See Tribute to Her Father

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In a tribute released on social media shortly after the death of her father was announced, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain eulogized Sen. John McCain in a moving tribute.

McCain died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. The family had announced Friday that McCain was discontinuing treatment.

Meghan McCain’s statement on Twitter was captioned with the words, “I love you forever – my beloved father @SenJohnMcCain.”

“My father, United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, departed this life today,” his daughter began.

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“I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning. In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things.

“He loved me, and I loved him. He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman — and he showed me what it is to be a man.

“All that I am is thanks to him,” she continued. “Now that he is gone, the task of my lifetime is to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love.

“My father’s passing comes with sorrow and grief for me, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my sisters,” she noted.

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“He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. We know that his flame lives on, in each of us. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad — but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us.

“Your prayers, for his soul and for our family, are sincerely appreciated.

“My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can. But in this loss, and in this sorry, I take comfort in this: John McCain, hero of the republic and to his little girl, wakes today to something more glorious than anything on this earth. Today the warrior enters his true and eternal life, greeted by those who have gone before him, rising to meet the Author of All Things:

“‘The dream is ended: this is the morning,'” McCain ended, quoting from C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” series.

There were plenty of positive responses on Twitter to Meghan McCain’s moving statement, but this one sums them up perfectly:

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News of McCain’s illness riveted Washington and the country, a testament to the man’s outstanding impact.

We will debate McCain’s legacy for decades to come, as we would with any politician. We will never debate McCain’s heroism.

Rest in peace, John McCain — senator, veteran, prisoner-of-war, father and American. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult of times.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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