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John McCain  United States Senator from Arizona, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Today the Senate will vote on #SESTA, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, to help #EndHumanTrafficking and provide justice to the victims of this heinous crime. Thanks to @senrobportman for your leadership on getting this important bill across the goal line.

Happy #valentinesday to my valentine @cindymccain!

Happy 106th birthday to my mother Roberta McCain. She continues to be an inspiration to us all!

Merry Christmas & holiday blessings, from our family to yours!

On December 7, 1941, history swung on it’s great hinge and the world was forever changed. Today, we remember the Americans who bravely answered their summons to duty at Pearl Harbor and gave all that duty asked of them.

On Tuesday, we celebrated the marriage of our daughter Meghan and her new husband Ben at our home in Arizona. Congratulations to the happy couple - we are truly blessed!

Thank you to the @usarmy and Army Chief of Staff GEN Mark A. Milley for last night’s wonderful “Salute from the Chief” Twilight Tattoo performance.
What an honor it was to receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, the highest award the Army Chief can bestow upon a civilian. I’m truly humbled and grateful for this tremendous honor.

On Veterans Day, America remembers the sacrifices made by those who have and continue to serve in the armed forces. These sacrifices deserve to be memorialized in something more lasting than marble or bronze...or in the fleeting effect of a politician’s speeches. The valor and devotion to duty of our nation’s veterans have earned America’s abiding concern for their welfare.

It is a privilege beyond measure to live in a country served so well by such selfless patriots. God bless and protect them today and every day.

Tonight, I was honored to address the Brigade of Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy. I was once one of them. Six decades ago – in the age of sail – I was an undistinguished member of the Class of 1958. My superiors didn’t hold me in very high esteem in those days. Their disapproval was measured in the hundreds of miles of extra duty I marched in my time here. To be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled to be here back then, and I was as relieved to graduate – fifth from the bottom of my class – as the Naval Academy was to see me go.
I wasn’t the first or last midshipman to have had a complicated relationship with this place. But I realized a little later in life that I had underestimated the effectiveness of my education here. I hadn’t fully appreciated all that the Academy was trying to teach me until much later in life. Lessons about sacrificing for something more important than yourself. Lessons about courage and humility. About friendship. About the meaning and responsibilities of honor.

My appreciation for those lessons and for the friendships I made here bring me back often. So does my gratitude for the life of adventure the Naval Academy prepared me for, and for the privilege of being a bit player in the story of America that the Navy made possible.

Hard to believe 50 years ago today my plane was shot down in Vietnam. The honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes in Vietnam.

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Grateful to be able to celebrate @meghanmccain's birthday on @theviewabc today - thank you for having me & happy birthday Meghan!

It was a great honor to receive the National Constitution Center's 2017 #LibertyMedal from my dear friend Joe Biden in Philadelphia last night. I have had the good fortune to spend 60 years in service to this wondrous land and I'm so very grateful for the privilege.

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