His memorials these last two days have been both inspiring and difficult to watch. I come from a different perspective than he held politically but I couldn't have admired him more. A hero and a patriot.
In the summer of 2005, my family was visiting DC. On a hot, humid early morning we came across the Senator and Sen Joe Lieberman doing a photo shoot for a magazine out on the sidewalk near the Capitol Building.. Remarkably, other than the crew and another tourist or two, nobody else was there. Senator McCain came over afterward and spoke to us. He remarked on my Nationals t-shirt and talked baseball for a few minutes. I took lots of pics that morning but this is my favorite.
RIP John McCain