The late senator John McCain passed away on the 25th of August this year. The last year of his life had been a painful and tormenting fight with brain cancer. His funeral was an event that reunited former US Presidents like Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Both of these gentlemen run for Presidency against the deceased Arizona senator. When they met at the ceremony, Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama wanted to give a speech, as a sign of their appreciation for their ex-opponent.
In addition, George Bush fulfilled one of McCain’s last wishes. Even if their political relationship was complicated, before his death, the late senator specifically requested that Bush spoke on his funeral.
The impressive speech was worthy of an honourable citizen
George Bush started his speech by saying that John McCain was a vivid voice in the American society. For all his suffering and efforts to make America a better place, the senator will be missed by all those who met him, had the chance to work with him or admired him.
Bush continued by adding that McCain lived by his own code, following a set of virtues that placed him above other politicians. These un-written rules gave him the courage to stand forward and protect his beliefs and values. The former President also said that McCain was honest, trustworthy, reliable and with a lot of fair-play.
Unlike other politicians, the senator respected his opponents and wanted all people to enjoy their freedom and rights. Most probably, he would like people to remember him as a restless soul who always fought for justice, freedom and respect.
George Bush’s speech was longer; we resumed the most important parts of it. The bottom line is that we should respect the others if we want to receive the same thing from them.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.