“In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. It wasn't until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her. ”
Senator John McCain died at age 81, leaving a legacy as a courageous war hero and savvy politician. Through his years in the military and political spotlights he maintained a reputation as a maverick, often butting against the expected and forging his own path. These quotes from John McCain illustrate what it meant for him to be an American patriot.