As family and friends gather today to pay their respects to Senator John McCain on what would have been his 82nd birthday, we offer our sincere condolences. In the aftermath of 9/11, Senator McCain demonstrated remarkable leadership and character in supporting the 9/11 families’ quest for the creation of a 9/11 Commission.
At a time when our country was faced with an unimaginable tragedy, and our families suffered an unimaginable loss, he demonstrated inspirational courage. Senator McCain set politics aside to work in a bi-partisan manner with his Congressional colleagues to accomplish their shared goal of making the country a safer place. Senator McCain leaves behind a legacy of dedication and service to our country and the world that will benefit future generations. It was an honor to know him.