John McCain

Makailyn Craft and Abigail Estrada

On August 25, 2018 a beloved senator from Arizona lost his battle to brain cancer. John McCain was born on August 29, 1936; almost 81 years ago. The legend went through tons of wins, losses, and battles during his work for the government. For example, when he served in the Vietnam War he was taken as a Prisoner of War. From there, he was subjected long hours of torture and was repeatedly denied much needed medical attention. He was then forced away to solitary confinement and spent a long time with his fellow soldiers that were also  POWs. Despite the gruesome treatment, McCain continued his service in our military to further protect this country. McCain was awarded the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit for his leadership during the war.  After spending 22 years in the Navy, he wished to further help the people of the United States. For this reason, he was elected into the House of Representatives in Arizona in 1982. In 1986, he was granted a position in the United States Senate. Later, he ran for president against Barack Obama in the 2008 election, which he lost with 173 electoral votes. He rightfully served as the Chairman of the Senate on Indian Affairs and was praised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which works with the change of goods between foreign countries. He also had many more incredible opportunities during his life. McCain had a place in many people’s hearts including his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by people all around the world.