Brad Paisley paid tribute to senator John McCain during his concert in Virginia over the weekend. Not long after it was announced that the senator had lost his battle with brain cancer, Brad projected a picture of McCain on screen at the end of his performance of “When I Get Where I'm Going."
Brad later took to social media to pay tribute to McCain, writing, “We lost an American hero today. Thank you for your service to our country, and your bravery, Sen. McCain.
Arizona Senator John McCain is dead at the age of 81. His office announced he passed away Saturday surrounded by family at his home near Sedona, Arizona. The McCain family had revealed Friday that he was stopping medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer.
As you might recall, McCain began chemotherapy treatment in July 2017 and has been absent from Washington since December. He spent the remaining time at his ranch in Arizona. His legacy? While it is seen as complicated by some, McCain’s service to the country is undeniable. Known as a moderate conservative, was a retired Navy captain and POW during the Vietnam War. He was the Republican nominee for President in 2008, losing to Barack Obama.
And Obama was one of the first to respond to McCain’s passing. "Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did,” Obama offered, in part. “But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own." Speaking of presidents, former President George H. W. Bush is remembering Senator McCain as a "patriot of the highest order." In a statement, Bush said few sacrificed more for the welfare of his fellow citizens and freedom-loving peoples around the world. He quoted General George Patton, who Bush descried as another American maverick and warrior, saying, quote, "We should thank God that men such as these have lived." Bush thanked McCain's family and the people of Arizona for sharing a "great and good man" to serve the country.
Source: New York Times