I started out to write the following column in October of 2018, but the events of that time superseded these remarks, which are offered now.
Much has been said about the life and career of Sen. John McCain following his death on August 25,, 2018. His imprisonment and torture while a prisoner in the notorious Hanoi Hilton after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War and his long career in the U.S. Senate have left an indelible impression of the maverick statesman who often campaigned in favor of what he believed was right, regardless of party.
In a nation so divided today according to left and right and Republican and Democrat, we will miss his voice that so often spoke for country and not party.
It is so like John McCain that the two people who will speak at his funeral service are a Republican and a Democrat — former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who defeated him in his two campaigns for president.
He will be missed.
Beau Weisman, Editor